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Honors by the Instructors in the Mouseion for P. Vedius Antoninus (ca. 160s CE) Ephesos - Ionia

Ephesos (Ionia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), ca. 160 CE
IEph 2065 = PHI 249111 = AGRW ID# 8434


Block of white marble found in the middle of the orchestra of the theater (37 x 60 x 58; letter height: 3 cm). This group of instructors, like the sanhedrin of physicians, gathered in the area of the Mouseion (i.e. a building dedicated to the Muses).

The instructors (paideutai) gathered around the Mouseion honoured Publius Vedius Antoninus, Asiarch, their own benefactor and founder of the homeland.

Translation by: Harland

οἱ περὶ τὸ Μουσεῖον ǀ παιδευταὶ Π(όπλιον) Οὐήδιον ǀ Ἀντωνεῖνον ἀσιάρχην ǀ τὸν ἑαυτῶν εὐεργέτην ǀǀ καὶ κτίστην τῆς πατρίδος.

IEph 1389: Drawing by Josef Keil, “Ärtzteinschriften Aus Ephesos,” JÖAI 8 (1905) 135.
Public domain.

Item added: December 20, 2012
Item modified: June 1, 2016
ID number: 8434
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