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[132] Honors by Dyers for a Highpriest of Asia (106-114 CE) Thyatira - Lydia

Thyatira (Lydia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), ca. 106-114 CE
AGRW 132 = TAM V 978 = IThyatiraB 4 = IGR IV 1239 = PHI 264408 = AGRW ID# 676
Copenhagen Inventory info: 377


Base of grey marble, likely a statue base (99 x 63 x 57 cm)

The dyers (bapheis) set this up to honor Tiberius Claudius Sokrates of the Quirina tribe, son of Sokrates, high-priest of Asia of the temple in Pergamon, director of contests for the city, head of the gymnasium, who supplied numerous and great things every time including the erection of buildings and generously arranging immunity for the homeland. This was done when Tiberius Claudius Anthus, Menodotos son of Menodotos, Menandros Olympikos son of Menogenes, and Lucius Kranion son of Apollonios were supervisors (epimelētai).

Translation by: Harland

οἱ βαφεῖς ἐτ̣εί̣μ̣ησ[αν καὶ] | ἀνέθηκαν Τι. Κλαύδ̣[ιον] | Σωκράτους υἱὸν Κυρ̣[εί]|να Σωκράτην τὸν ἀρχ[ι]||ερέα τῆς Ἀσίας τοῦ | ἐν Περγάμῳ ναοῦ καὶ | ἀγωνοθέτην τῆς π[ό]|λεος καὶ γυμνασία[ρ]|χον, ἐν παντὶ καιρῷ || πολλὰ καὶ μεγάλα πα|ρεσχημένον, ἔργων ἀ|ναθήμασιν καὶ ἀτελε[ί]|ᾳ μεγαλόφρονι τὴν πατ[ρί]|δα κεκοσμηκότα. vac. || ἐπιμεληθέντων Τιβερί|ου Κλαυδίου Ἄνθου καὶ | Μηνοδότου τοῦ Μηνοδό|του καὶ Μενάνδρου τοῦ | Μηνογένους Ὀλυμπικοῦ, || [Λ]ουκίου τοῦ Ἀπολλονίου | Κ̣ρανίωνος.

TAM V 978: Facsimile by Buckler (IThyatiraB 4).
Public domain.


Item added: December 1, 2011
Item modified: October 18, 2020
ID number: 676
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