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Honors by an Association of Gladiator Fans for Daphnos (III CE) Ephesos - Ionia

Ephesos (Ionia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), III CE
IEph 3070 = IGladiateurs 200 = PHI 248855 = AGRW ID# 9303
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1622


Base of blue marble found in the market (agora) (123 x 52 x 52 cm; letter height: 2.1-2.4 cm). On the "friends of the Vedii who like weapons", see also IEph 2226.

This was set up in honor of . . . M. Aurelius Daphnus, son of a secretary, grandson of secretaries (?), . . . descendent of foremost secretaries, great-grandson and descendent of unique secretaries of the People, director of contests many times, unique secretary of the People, chief of police, overseer of the market, foremost commander, and Asiarch of the temples that are in Ephesos for the third time, demonstrating love of honor towards the homeland for thirteen days with thirty-nine pairs of gladiators fighting to the finish and, furthermore, slaying beasts from Libya.  He was favored by the Augusti, and he wore the gold crown dressed in purple at the forefront of the procession.  The friends of the Vedii who like weapons (philobēdioi philoploi) in this place honored him.  Aurelius Reginus, friend of the emperor, took care of the honor.

Translation by: Harland

[Μᾶρκον Αὐρήλιον Δάφνον] | [ὑὸν γραμματέως, ἔγγονον γραμμα]|[τέ]ω̣ν, ἀ[πόγ]ονον [πρ]ώ[τ]ων [γρ]αμμα[τ]έων, | προέγγονον καὶ ἀπόγονον μόνων || γραμματέων τοῦ δήμου, πολλάκις | ἀγωνοθέτην, γραμματέα δήμου | μόνον, εἰρήναρχον, ἀγορανόμον, | στρατηγὸν πρῶτον, | ἀσιάρχην ναῶν τῶν ἐν Ἐφέσῳ τρίς, || φιλοτειμησάμενον ἐν τῇ πατρίδι | ἡμερῶν δεκατριῶν ζυγοῖς ἀποτό|μοις τριακονταεννέα, ἀποσφάξαν|τα δὲ καὶ Λιβυκὰ ζῶα, εὐτυχήσαντα δὲ | καὶ παρὰ τῶν Σεβαστῶν, καὶ ἐπὶ τῇ || πρώτῃ προόδῳ τὸν χρυσοῦν στέφανον | ἅμα τῇ πορφύρᾳ· | οἱ ἐπὶ τῷ τόπῳ φιλοβήδιοι φίλοπλοι | τὸν ἑαυτῶν εὐεργέτην | προνοησαμένου τῆς τειμῆς Αὐρ(ηλίου) || Ῥηγείνου φιλοσεβάστου.

Item added: January 8, 2013
Item modified: November 6, 2020
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