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Honors by a Sacred Synod of Apollo for the Governor Flavius Arrianus (130-137 CE) Hierapolis - Cappadocia

Hierapolis (Cappadocia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 130-137 CE
F. Baz, "Ein neues Ehrenmonument für Flavius Arrianus," ZPE 163 (2007) 123-127 = AGRW ID# 22052


Block of marble (107.5 x 49.8 x 51.6 cm). Found in 2003 reused in a pillar of a modern bridge in Saros village. The honoree here is Lucius Flavius Arrianus (i.e. Arrian) , a native of Nikomedia, who is also known for his histories, including the Anabasis of Alexander and Indika. He was governor (legatus pro praetor) of Cappadocia.

The sacred synod (synodos) of Apollo set this up–under the supervision of Marcus Junius Archias, the priest (hiereus) for life–for Flavius Arrianus, legate and propraetor (antistratēgos) of Augustus, the most pious and just governor.

Translation by: Harland

Φλ(άβιον) Ἀρριανὸν πρεσ(βευτὴν) | καὶ ἀντιστρ(άτηγον) τοῦ | Σεβαστοῦ τὸν εὐ|σεβέστατον καὶ δι||καιότατον ἡγε|μόνα ἡ ἱερὰ σύν|[ο]δος τοῦ Ἀπόλλω|νος ἐπιμελείᾳ | Μ̣(άρκου) Ἰουνίου Ἀρχί||ου τοῦ διὰ βίου ἱε|ρέως.

Item added: January 22, 2016
Item modified: January 22, 2016
ID number: 22052
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