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Letter (frag.) from Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus to the Synod of Dionysos (161-163 CE) Smyrna - Ionia

Smyrna (Ionia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map)
ISmyrna 601 = GCRE 168 = IGR IV 1400 = PHI 254911  = ID# 9988

 161-163 CE


Fragment of a monument containing only the opening of a letter from the emperors Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus to the synod of Dionysos, likely Dionysos Breseus, on which see ISmyrna 600, lines 1-18, on this site.

Too fragmentary to translate.

Written/translated by: Harland

[Αὐτοκράτωρ Καῖσαρ Μ(ᾶρκος) Αὐρ(ήλιος) Ἀντωνεῖνος] | [— — — καὶ Αὐτοκράτωρ]

[Καῖσ]αρ Λούκ[ιος Αὐρήλιος Οὐῆρος] | [Σεβ]αστ[ό]ς, δημαρ[χικῆς ἐξουσίας τὸ —ʹ,] | [ὕπα]τος τὸ βʹ, θεοῦ [Ἀντωνείνου υἱοί,] | [θε]οῦ Ἁδριανοῦ [υἱωνοί, θεοῦ Τραια]||[νο]ῦ Παρθικοῦ ἔ[γγονοι, θεοῦ Νέρουα] | [ἀ]πόγονοι, συ[νόδῳ τῶν περὶ τὸν Βρεισέα] | Διόνυσο<ν> [τειχνειτῶν καὶ μυστῶν χαίρειν.]

Item added: January 26, 2013
Item modified: December 8, 2015
ID number: 9988
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