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Honors by Romans and Civic Institutions for Athenodoros (after 69 CE) Philadelphia - Lydia

Philadelphia (Lydia, Asia Minor), after 69 CE
IGR IV 1644 = No author indicated, "Funde," MDAI(A) 25 (1900) 123 (no. 4) = AGRW ID# 12864


Block of marble found in a house in Philadelphia (140 x 65 x 55 cm). The opening line, which is missing, was likely inscribed on another block. The presence of Titus Flavius in the honoree's name suggests a date since Vespasian.

. . . The Council, the People (?), . . . the Romans, and the elders’ organization (gerousia) honored Titus Flavius Athenodoros,  a man who was crown-bearer and son of Titus Flavius Papias, a man (i.e. the father) who was crown-bearer like his ancestors and had devoted himself to every form of pursuing honor towards his own homeland.  Furthermore, Athenodoros also conducted himself in a way that demonstrated pursuit of honor towards his homeland, having served on the board of ten and as treasurer.  Claudia Aristokleia, his mother, set up the honor from her own resources for her own pious son.

Translation by: Harland

[ἡ βουλὴ καὶ ὁ δῆμος] | καὶ οἱ Ῥωμαῖοι καὶ ἡ γερ|ουσία ἐτείμησαν Τίτον Φλάουιον || Ἀθηνόδωρον ἄνδρα | στεφανηφορικὸν. | Τίτου Φλαουίου Παπίου υἱὸν ἀνδρὸς στεφανη|φόρου ἐκ προγόνων καὶ || πᾶσαν φιλοτειμίαν ἀπὸ δεδωκότος τῇ ἑαυτοῦ | πατρίδι, τὸν δὲ Ἀθηνόδω|ρον καὶ αὐτὸν φιλοτείμως | ἀναστραφέντα τῇ ἑαυτοῦ || πατρίδι, δεκαπρωτεύσαντα καὶ ταμιεύσαντα· τὴν δὲ τειμὴν ἀνέστησεν Κλαυ|δία Ἀριστόκλεια ἡ μήτηρ | αὐτοῦ ἐκ τῶν ἰδίων εὐ|σεβηκότι με τέκνῳ.

Item added: May 22, 2013
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