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[181] Honors by Linen-workers for M. Aurelius Thelymitres (late II CE) Miletos - Ionia

Miletos (Ionia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), late II CE
AGRW 181 = GRA 134 = IMilet 939 = SEG 36 (1986), no. 1051 = Waltzing, no. 167 = PHI 252448 = AGRW ID# 1363
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1036


Two blocks of white marble joined together and found in excavations of the theater, now in the Louvre (MA 2806; 33 x 81 x 19.5 cm [upper]; 80 x 75.5 x 16.5 cm [lower]).

To good fortune!  M. Aurelius Thelymitres, victor in the Pythian games, victor in the Capitoline games, distinguished victor in all the great games, son of the distinguished M. Aurelius Thelymitres, voluntary benefactor of the homeland in many ways.  Because he has granted freedom from disturbance during the athletic contest, both communally and individually, (10) the worldwide and most sacred association (synedrion) of linen–weavers (linourgoi) honoured him in the section of the stage which he had built.  Farewell!


Translation by: Harland

vac. ἀγαθῆι τύχηι. | Μ(ᾶρκον) Αὐρήλιον Θηλυμίτρην, πυθιονεί|κην, καπετωλιονείκην, περιοδονείκην, | παράδοξον, υἱὸν Μ(άρκου) Αὐρ(ηλίου) Θηλυμίτρου πα||ραδόξου, τὸν εὐεργέτην ἐν πολλοῖς | τῆς πατρίδος αὐτοπροαιρετὸν, δι|ὰ τὴν κοινῇ τε αὐτῷ καὶ ἰδίᾳ δεδω|ρημένην ἐπὶ τῇ ἀθλήσει ἐν πᾶσιν | ἀνενοχλησίαν, ἐν τῷ ἰδίῳ αὐτοῦ || ἔργῳ τοῦ προσκηνίου. vac. | τὸ οἰκουμενικὸν καὶ σεμνότα|τον συνέδριον τῶν λινουρ|γῶν. vac. | vac. εὐτυχῶς. || Ζ vac. | ΗΘΗ vac. | Ζ vac.

Item added: December 14, 2011
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