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Dedication of an Altar to Zeus Bennios for an Association (undated) Claudiopolis area [Krateia] - Bithynia

Claudiopolis area [Krateia] (Bithynia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), undated
SEG 36 (1986), no. 1150 = PHI 279835 = AGRW ID# 13282
Copenhagen Inventory info: 641


Krateia (a.k.a. Flaviopolis) was located about 50 km east of Bithynion (also called Claudiopolis).

To good fortune.  Apollonios Sainianos dedicated the altar to Zeus Bennios, whose nature is to hear, in return for benefactions from the association (bennos) to him and because of the piety and honor which he has towards the association.

Translation by: Harland

ἀγαθῇ τύχῃ· Διὶ̣ Β̣ε̣ν̣ίῳ ἐπηκόῳ Ἀπολλώνιος Σαινιανὸς ἀντὶ τῶν εἰς αὐτὸν ἐκ τοῦ βέν|νους εὐεργεσιῶν εὐσεβείας ἕνεκα καὶ τε̣[ιμ]ῆς τῆς πρὸς τὸ βέννος τὸν βωμὸν ἀνέθηκα.

Item added: June 20, 2013
Item modified: September 18, 2020
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