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[143] Honors by Slave Traders for a Slave-merchant (undated) Thyatira - Lydia

Thyatira (Lydia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), undated
AGRW 143 = TAM V 932 = IGRR IV 1257 = PHI 264362 = AGRW ID# 791
Copenhagen Inventory info: 412


Base of marble (87 x 60 cm).

The merchants (ergastai) of the slave market and the slave–brokers (proxenētai) honoured and set up a statue of Alexandros son of Alexandros, slave–merchant (sōmatemporos), who has served as director of the market for a four month period in an upright manner and who has given extravagantly from his own resources to the city during the days of the festivals of the Augusti (Sebastoi).

Translation by: Harland

οἱ τοῦ σταταρίου ἐργασταὶ ǀ καὶ προξενηταὶ σωμάτων ǀ ἐτείμησαν καὶ ἀνέθηκαν ǀ Ἀλέξανδρον Ἀλεξάνδρου ǀǀ σωματέμπορον ἀγορανοǀμήσαντα τετράμηνον ἁγνῶς ǀ καὶ ἐπιδόντα ἐκ τῶν ἰδίων τῇ πόλει ǀ πολυτελῶς ἐν ταῖς ἑορτασίǀμοις τῶν Σεβαστῶν ἡμέραις.

Item added: December 1, 2011
Item modified: October 18, 2020
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