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Honors by Dyers (?) for Sokrates Sakerdotianos (120-130 CE) Thyatira - Lydia

Thyatira (Lydia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 120-30 CE
TAM V 980 = IThyatiraB 5 = PHI 264410 = AGRW ID# 12988


Base of marble, likely for a statue (90 x 62 x 58 cm). The name of the group or institution that honored Sakerdotianos is now lost, but it may be the dyers who also honored this man's father (see TAM V 978 on this site), particularly in light of the closing reference to the superintendent Apollonios, who may be identified with the same in TAM V 989 = AGRW 133.

. . . Some institution or group (dyers ?) honored (?). . . Sokrates Sakerdotianos, son of. . . a high-priest of Asia, high-priest of the Augusti (Sebastoi) for life, who has been crown-bearer, civic president, director of contests of the competitions with the usual glorious prizes (?) set up.  He has prepared every sort of honor for the homeland since he was a child.  He is from a family that pursues glory, having been useful to the city on every important occasion.  He has conducted himself brilliantly and extravagantly in everything.  This was done under the supervision of Metrodoros son of Theodoros, Apollonios son of Apollonios, Pappa son of Papios, Lucius son of Rhammios, and Aneiketos son of Diomedes.

Translation by: Harland

[— — —] | [— — —] | {line 1} ἀρχιερέως Ἀσία[ς] | υἱὸν Σωκράτην Σακε[ρ]|δωτιανὸν ἀρχιερέα δ[ι]|ὰ βίου τῶν Σεβαστῶν || στεφανηφορήσαντα | καὶ πρυτανεύσαντα | καὶ ἀγωνοθετήσαντ[α] | ἔργων τε ἀναθήμασιν̣ | καὶ φιλοτειμίαις παντο||δαπαῖς ἀπὸ παιδὸς κοσ̣|μήσαντα τὴν πατρίδ[α] | καὶ ἐκ προγόνων φιλό|δοξον ἐν παντί τε κ[αι]|ρῷ χρήσιμον τῇ πόλε̣[ι] || καὶ ἐν πᾶσιν λαμπρῶ[ς] | καὶ πολυδαπάνως ἀνα|στραφέντα. | ἐπιμεληθέντων Μητροδ[ώ]|[ρ]ου τοῦ Θεοδώρου, Ἀπολλων̣[ί]||[ο]υ τοῦ Ἀπολλωνίου, Παππ[ᾶ] | [Π]απίου, Λουκίου Ῥαμμίο[υ], |[Ἀ]νεικήτου Διομήδου[ς].

TAM V 980: Facsimile by Buckler.
Public domain.


Item added: June 10, 2013
Item modified: December 4, 2015
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