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Dedication to Apollo Smintheus and the Friends by Onesimos (I-II CE) Alexandreia Troas - Mysia and the Troad

Alexandreia Troas (Mysia and the Troad, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), I-II CE
IAlexTroas 65 = SEG 46 (1996), no. 1550 = AGRW ID# 6748


Column base of white marble with plinth and cornice; a burning torch is depicted on the right and left sides (39 x 40 x 39 cm). Found 250 meters from the East Gate of Alexandreia. There was a well-known temple of Apollo Smintheus located south of Alexandreia Troas at Chrysa, where the statue of the god was depicted with his foot crushing a mouse (see Strabo, Geography 13.1.46-48).

Lucius Curiatius Onesimos, priest of the many-named Hekate, dedicated this to Apollo Smintheus (“Crusher of Mice”) and to the friends (philoi; i.e. likely an association of friends).

Translation by: Harland

Σμινθεῖ Ἀπολλων̣[ι] | καὶ τοῖς vac. φίλοις | Λ(ούκιος) Κουριάτιος Ὀνήσιμος, | ἱερεὺς τῆς πολυωνύμου || Ἑκάτης τὸν κείονα | σὺν τῷ σπειροκεφάλῳ | χαρισάμενος ἀνεστησεν.

Item added: November 27, 2012
Item modified: December 3, 2015
ID number: 6748
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