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Honors by an Athletic Synod for the Kick-Boxer Marcus Aurelius Asklepiades (200 CE) Rome - Latium

Rome (Latium, Italy — Pleiades map), 200 CE
IGUR I 241 = PHI 187875 = AGRW ID# 16286


This Alexandrian kick-boxer was “temple–warden of Sarapis” and “of the philosophers who banquet in the Mouseion,” likely the Alexandrian institution.

Marcus Aurelius … Asklepiades, Alexandrian (?), … kick–boxer (?) … and victor in many competitions, … eldest (?) …  temple–warden (neōkoros) of the great … Sarapis (?) … and of the philosophers who … feast (?) … in the Mouseion and are exempt, … high–priest (?) … of the entire athletic meeting for life, leader of athletics (xystarchēs) and in charge of the baths of Augustus.  The synod (synodos) honoured him.

Translation by: Harland

[Μ(άρκον) Αὐρ(ήλιον) Ἀσκ]ληπιάδην Ἀλε[ξανδρέα] ǀ [πανκρατιασ]τὴν περιοδονείκη[ν], ǀ [πρεσβύτατο]ν νεωκόρον τοῦ μεγά[λου] ǀ [Σαράπιδ]ος καὶ τῶν ἐν τῷ Μουσείῳ ǀǀ [σειτου]μένων ἀτελῶν φιλοσόφων ǀ [ἀρχιερέ]α τοῦ σύμπαντος ξυστοῦ ǀ [διὰ] βίου ξυστάρχην καὶ ἐπὶ ǀ βαλανείων τοῦ Σεβαστοῦ ǀ ἡ σύνοδος.

Item added: February 7, 2015
Item modified: February 24, 2015
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