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Honors by Porters for Marcus Aurelius Gaianus (III CE) Tarsos - Cilicia

Tarsos (Cilicia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), III CE
SEG 27 (1977), no. 947 = Robert, BCH 101 (1977) 88 [no. IV] = PHI 286865 = AGRW ID# 13496
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1012


Large statue base, now in the museum at Adana.

To good fortune!  Marcus Aurelius Gaianus son of Kosanaios, the most remarkable, voluntary and unsurpassed Cilicarch on account of his high–priesthood, leader of the festival for Apollo (10) Patroos (“Ancestral”) and of Argos, and straight–forward legal representative (syndikos).  The guild (synergion) of porters (ōmophoroi) in the grain–market honoured their own patron (prostatēs) when Pomponios son of Pantagathos and Titianus son of Titianus were secretaries (grammateis) for the second time.

Translation by: Harland

ἀγαθῇ τύχῃ. ǀ Μᾶρκον Αὐρήλιον ǀ Γαϊανὸν Κοσαναίǀου, τὸν ἀξιολογώǀǀτατον καὶ αὐθαίρεǀτον καὶ ἀνυπέρβληǀτον κιλικάρχην ἀπὸ ǀ ἀρχιερωσύνης καὶ ǀ πανηγυριάρχην το[ῦ] ǀǀ Πατρῴου καὶ Ἀργείǀου Ἀπόλλωνος, vac. ǀ τὸν ἀπερίεργον ǀ σύνδικον τὸ συνέρǀγιον τῶν ἐν τῇ σειτικ[ῇ] ǀǀ ὠμοφόρων, τὸν ἑαυτῶν ǀ προστάτην, διὰ γραμματέǀων Πομπωνίου Πανταǀγάθου καὶ Τιτιανοῦ δίς.

Item added: June 14, 2013
Item modified: November 13, 2020
ID number: 13496
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