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[130] Dedication of a Hero Cult and an Association Devoted to Gaius Julius Xenon (I CE) Thyatira area - Lydia

Thyatira area (Lydia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), I CE
AGRW 130 = GRA 124 = TAM V 1098 = ILydiaKP II 74 = PHI 264529 = AGRW ID# 241


Slab of marble (41 x 52 x 105 cm; letter height: 2-2.8 cm).

The People (dēmos) dedicated the sanctuary for Xenon (Xenoneion) and the hewn stone to Gaius Julius Xenon son of Apollonides, hero and benefactor, who had become high–priest of Caesar Augustus and goddess Roma and who had made the greatest benefactions for all of Asia.  He was a saviour, benefactor and founder (10) in relation to all and became father of the fatherland, foremost among the Greeks.  The Julius-devotees (Iouliastai)prepared this monument.

Translation by: Harland

ὁ δῆμος | τὸ̣ Ξενώνηον καὶ τὴν ἐντο|[μ]ὴν [κα]θιέρωσεν Γαΐωι Ἰουλίωι Ἀπο[λ]|[λωνί]δου υἱῶι Ξένωνι ἥρωι εὐερ||γ̣έτ̣η̣ι̣ γεγονότι ἀρχιερεῖ τοῦ | [Σ]ε[βαστοῦ Καίσαρος καὶ θεᾶς Ῥώ]|[μης καὶ εὖ πεποιηκότι πᾶσαν τὴν] | Ἀσίαν τὰ μέγιστα καὶ κ̣α̣τ̣ὰ πά[ν]|τα σωτῆρι καὶ εὐεργέτηι καὶ κτ[ί]||[στη]ι̣ καὶ πατρὶ γεγονότι τῆς πα|[τρί]δος, πρώτῳ Ἑλλήνων. κατ[ε]|σ̣[κεύα]σαν οἱ <Ἰ>ουλιασ[ταί].

Item added: November 12, 2011
Item modified: December 4, 2015
ID number: 241
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