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Dedication to Caesar and Zeus by a Street in Honor of an Athlete (undated) Mylasa - Caria

Mylasa (Caria, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), undated
IMylasa 403 = Georges Cousin, "Voyage en Carie," BCH 22 (1898) 361–402, at 382-383 (no. 24) = IGLAM 363 = PHI 261207 = AGRW ID# 10594


Round altar (80 x 55 cm). The street in question seems to be a neighborhood association.

Those from the street (plateia) of the . . . , street-inhabitants (plateitai), dedicated the altar to the emperor. . . Caesar Augustus and to Zeus Olympios for the sake of honoring Dionysides son of Demetrios, olympic-victor, who won the victory crown for boys’ wrestling (palē) at the Olympic contests — first, unique, never thrown down, never seized, and without being the reserve.

Translation by: Harland

[Αὐτοκράτορι —] Καίσαρι Σεβαστῷ | [— κα]ὶ Διῒ Ὀλυνπίῳ καθιέρω|σαν τὸν βωμὸν οἱ ἐκ τῆς πλατε̣ί̣|ας τῆς Λ[—]Α[—]ΔΙΚΗΣ πρὸς τῷ || Ε[—]ΒΩΜ[—]ΣΟ πλατεῖται τει|[μῆ]ς χάριν Διονυσίδου τοῦ Δη|μητρίου ὀλυνπιονίκου, | στεφανωθέντος Ὀλύν|πια παῖδας πάλην, || πρώτου καὶ μόνου | [ἀ]πτῶτος καὶ ἀμε|σολαβήτου | καὶ ἀν<ε>φέδρου.

IMylasa 403: Facsimile by Cousin 1898, 383.
Public domain.


Item added: February 20, 2013
Item modified: December 10, 2015
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