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Honors by the Ephesians for Varanus who Supplied Banquets (undated) Ephesos - Ionia

Ephesos (Ionia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), undated
IEph 951 = PHI 248867 = AGRW ID# 8238


Found built into a wall near the harbor.

This is a decree of the Council and the People in honor of Aurelius Varanus (Baranos), friend of the Augusti, honor-loving temple-keeper (neopoios) who, having set aside (?) eleven days, hosted at banquets the greatest Council of the Ephesians and all the sanhredrins (synedria; associations, or boards from the temple of Artemis [?]), as well as 1040 citizens, and the sanhedrin (synedrion) of temple-keepers and gold-bearers (chrysophoroi) also participated.   The honor was set up by Marcus Flavius Dometianos, friend of the Augusti, Asiarch and son of an Asiarch, legal representative of the greatest Council of the Ephesians.

Translation by: Harland

ψ(ηφίσματι) β(ουλῆς) δ(ήμου) | Αὐρ(ήλιον) Βαρανὸν φιλοσέβαστον | φιλότειμον νεοποιὸν | ἀνάψαντα ἡμερῶν ἕνδεκα || καὶ ὑποδεξάμενον τήν τε | κρατίστην Ἐφεσίων βουλὴν | καὶ πάντα τὰ συνέδρια, καὶ | πολείτας χειλίους τεσσαρά|κοντα, μετέχοντα δὲ καὶ τοῦ || συνεδρίου τῶν νεοποιῶν | καὶ χρυσοφόρων, τὴν τιμὴν | ἀναστήσαντος παρ’ ἑαυτοῦ | Μ(άρκου) Φλ(αουίου) Δομετιανοῦ φιλοσεβ(άστου) | ὑοῦ ἀσιάρχου καὶ ἀσιάρχου, || ἐκδίκου τῆς κρατίστης | Ἐφεσίων βουλῆς.

Item added: December 18, 2012
Item modified: December 8, 2015
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