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Honors by Roman Settlers and a Street Association for Ruso (ca. 69-81 CE) Apameia Kelainai - Phrygia

Apameia Kelainai (Phrygia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), ca. 69-81 CE
GRA 115 = IPhrygR 299 = IGR IV 791 = PHI 272491 = AGRW ID# 6009


See also MAMA VI List p. 146 (no. 106).

During an assembly of the entire People (dēmos), … the Council, the People (?), … and the Roman … settlers (?) honoured Proclus Manneius Ruso son of Publius, of the Romilia tribe, a good and generous man, because of his ancestors’ and his own incomparable benefactions towards the homeland.  (10) He fostered the city (polis) in many difficult circumstances, he served on embassies to the Augusti concerning important matters, and he was successful in gaining favours from the high–priests.  On behalf of the city, he acted in a manner that was advantageous for the People on every occasion and increased the (20) revenues of the People.  Those working (ergastai) on Thermaia street (plateia) have set up the statue under the care of Eumenes son of Dionysios and Julius Doubassion and in accordance with the decree of the city.

Translation by: Harland

[ἡ βουλὴ καὶ ὁ δῆμος καὶ οἱ κατοικοῦντες] | Ῥωμαῖοι ἐτείμησαν |Πρόκλον Μαννήιον | Ποπλίου Ῥωμιλία | Ῥούσωνα, ἀγομένης || πανδήμου ἐκκλησίας, ἄν|δρα ἀγαθὸν καὶ μεγαλόφρ̣[ο]|να δι<ά> τε τὰς ἐκ προγόνων | αὐτοῦ καὶ τὰς ἰδίας εἰς τὴν πα|τρίδα [ἀ]συνκρίτους εὐεργεσί||ας, θρέψαντά τε τὴν πόλιν ἐν | δυσχρήστοις πολλάκις και|ροῖς καὶ πρεσβεύσαντα πρὸς | τοὺς Σεβαστοὺς περὶ τῶν | συνφερόντων πραγμάτων || καὶ ἐπιτυχόντα τὰς παρὰ τῶν | ἀρχιερέων φιλοδοσίας, | [ὑπὲ]<ρ> τε τῆς πόλεως ἐν παντὶ | [και]ρῷ δημοφελέως (δημωφελῶς or δημωφελῆ) γενόμε|[νο]ν καὶ συναυξήσαντα τὰς || [δημ]οσίας προσόδους, ἀνασ|[τη]σάντων τὸν ἀνδριάντα τῶν | ἐπὶ τῆς Θερμαίας πλατείας ἐργασ|τῶν ὑπὸ ἐπιμέλειαν Εὐμένου[ς] | Διονυσίου καὶ Ἰουλ. Δουβασσίωνο[ς] || κατὰ τῆς πόλεως ψήφισμα.

Item added: November 15, 2012
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