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[182a] Honors by Gardeners for Ulpius Karpos (ca. 150-200 CE) Miletos - Ionia

Miletos (Ionia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), ca. 150-200 CE
AGRW 182 = IMilet 1139 = OGIS 755 = PHI 252479 = AGRW ID# 1365
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1040


Altar base found in southwestern Miletos. Although the descriptor or epithet Hypsistos (“Highest,” or “Most High”) could be used of the Judean God, it was also used of other deities, as is most likely here.

The priest of the most holy god Hypsistos (“Highest”), Saviour, Ulpius Karpos, member of the Council. The station (statiōn) of gardeners (kēpouroi) opposite the city honoured their benefactor on behalf of their own salvation.

Translation by: Harland

τὸν ἱερέα τοῦ ἁγιωτάǀτου [θεοῦ ὑψί]στου σωτῆρος ǀ Οὔλπιον Κάρπον ǀ βουλευτὴν ὁ στατίων ǀǀ τῶν κατὰ πόλιν κηπουǀρῶν τὸν ἴδιον εὐεργέτη[ν] ǀ ὑπὲρ τῆς ἑαυτῶν σωτηρί[ας.]

Item added: December 14, 2011
Item modified: November 6, 2020
ID number: 1365
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