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Letter (frag.) from Mark Antony to a Synod of Athletic Victors (42-32 BCE) Tralles - Caria


Tralles (Caria, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 42-32 BCE
ITrall 105 = Josef Keil, "Die synodos der ökumenischen Hieroniken und Stephaniten," JÖAI 14 (1911) 124–134 (Beibl.) = PHI 262861  = ID# 13181


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Two fragments that formed part of a larger monument that collected several documents, including a letter from Mark Antony to the synod in 42/41 or in 33/32 BCE (A: 29 x 24 x 7.3 cm; B: 45 x 37 x 7.6-7.8 cm). The copy was likely made in the 2nd or 3rd century CE. The inscriptions are too fragmentary to translate. Fragment A makes mention of the letter from Mark Antony and fragment B, which seems to be part of the letter from Mark Antony, makes mention of a "synod" and probably refers to the sacred-victors and crowned-victors in the opening lines.

Too fragmentary to translate.

Translation by: Harland



{fragment A}

[—]ίου ταῦτα ἐχ[—] | [— ἐμπ]οδισμοῦ μήτε τι[ς —] | [— μήτε τις δ]η̣μόσια πράγματ[α διοικῶν —] | [—]έ̣τω μήτε εἰσφορὰ[ς —] || [— μήτε] εἰσφορὰς στρατεία̣[ς —] | [— μή]τε τις ἄρχων ἢ ἰδι[ώτης ὅσα τίμια καὶ φιλάν|[θρωπα αὐτοῖ]ς δέδοται μεμέρισ[ται ταῦτα — κωλύσῃ] | [αὐτοὺ]ς καρπίζ̣εσθαι ἐξ[— εἰ δέ τις τἀναντία] | [ποιῇ, το]ύτου ἐγὼ μεισοπ[ονήρως χρήσομαι —] || [—] ἐπιστολὴ [— Μάρκου Ἀντωνίου —] | [Μᾶρκος Ἀν]τώνιος αὐτοκρά[τωρ τριῶν ἀνδρῶν δημοσί]|[ων πραγμάτ]ων ἀπὸ καταστά[σεως τῷ κοινῷ τῶν ἀπὸ τῆς Ἀ]|[σίας Ἑλλήνω]ν̣ καὶ τοῖς προέδ[ροις ․ca.6․․ χαί]|[ρειν· καὶ πρότε]ρον ἐντυχόν[τος μοι ἐν Ἐφέσωι Μάρκου] || [Ἀντωνίου Ἀρτεμιδώρου τοῦ ἐμοῦ φίλου —]

{fragment B}

[—]με[—] | [ἱερο]νείκας καὶ σ[τεφανείτας —] | [ε]ἰσφορᾶς καὶ ἐπι[σταθμείας —] | νοὺς ὑφ’ ἑτέρων μ[—] || θῆναι π[ερὶ] ὧν κα[—] | τος, ἵνα τ[οῖς μ]ετὰ τα[—] | [τ]ῶν πολ[ιτε]ιῶν διατ[— ὑ]|πολογ̣ή̣σ[αν]τα αὐτοῖς [—] | ράσω . ․ca.5․ . [ἀ]νεισφο[ρίαν φόρου πο]||λειτικοῦ παντὸς καὶ [—] | ΧΩΝΑ̣Σ․Ν τ[ῇ] συνόδῳ [—] | ῳ τὴν ἀνεισφορίαν [—] | ἐξῇ, ἐγὼ θέλων ἐν [— μηδενὶ καθυστε]|ρεῖν τὴν σύνοδον γ̣[—] || οὕτω π̣α̣ρα̣δ̣ο̣ι̣κ̣ῶν̣? [— ἀ]|παρχῆς καὶ [—]ια[—] | τικου[—]ατ[—] | τοσ[—]ς․[—] | μελ̣[ε—] || εἰσφ[ορ— μή]|τε τὴν [—] | μήτε φι[— μή]|τε ἀγορ[ανόμον —]

ITrall 105, fragment A: Photo from Keil.
Public domain.

ITrall 105, fragment B: Photo from Keil.
Public domain.

 

Item added: June 5, 2013
Item modified: December 10, 2015
ID number: 13181
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