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Honors by Roman Businessmen and Other Groups for Dionysios (4-7 CE) Iasos - Caria

Iasos (Caria, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 4-7 CE
IIasos 90 = PHI 259091 = AGRW ID# 9510


Statue base of marble found in the stoa of Artemis Astias. Dionysios was either the priest of both Agrippa Postumus and Hermes, or he was priest of Agrippa identified with the god Hermes.

The Council, the People, the young men (neoi), the elders’ organization (gerousia), and the Romans engaged in business (pragmateuomenoi) in Iasos honored Dionysios son of Melanthos, the priest of Agrippa, son of Caesar Augustus (i.e. Agrippa Postumus, son of Augustus and Julia), and the god Hermes, a virtuous man.  He has been equipped with every virtue, has brought great hope to the People, has been honored many times, and has descended from benefactors.

Translation by: Harland

ἡ βουλὴ καὶ ὁ δῆμος καὶ οἱ νέοι καὶ ἡ γερουσία | καὶ οἱ Ῥωμαῖοι οἱ ἐν Ἰασῶι πραγματευόμενοι | Διονύσιον Μελάνθου, ἱερέα Ἀγρίππα Καίσαρος | Σεβαστοῦ υἱοῦ καὶ Ἑρμοῦ, ἄνδρα ἄριστον πάσῃ || κεκοσμημένον ἀρετῇ, τὰς μεγίστας παρεχόμενον | ἐλπίδας τῶι δήμωι, τετειμημένον πλεονάκις, | προγόνων ὑπάρχοντα εὐεργετῶν.

Item added: January 13, 2013
Item modified: December 10, 2015
ID number: 9510
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