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Honors by the Roman Settlers for the Centurion Ligus (III CE) Apameia Kelainai - Phrygia

Apameia Kelainai (Phrygia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), III CE
IGR IV 786 = IPhrygR 301 = PHI 272498 = AGRW ID# 5995


Ramsay dates the inscription to the third century based on Julius Ligus' role as primipilaris (centurion), which was the first stage of an equestrian career in that period.

The Council, the People and the Roman settlers honored Julius Ligus the most excellent centurion of the company (primipilaris) and benefactor of the city (polis).  M. Aelius Sergia son Apollinarios, the secretary of the People, has supervised the erection of this monument.

Translation by: Harland

ἡ βουλὴ καὶ ὁ δῆμος | καὶ οἱ κατοικοῦντες | Ῥωμαῖδι ἐτείμησαν | Ἰουλ. Λίγυν τὸν κράτισ||σον π(ρειμι)π(ειλάριον), εὐεργέτην τῆς | πόλεως, | ἐπιμεληθέντος | τῆς ἀναστάσεως | Μ. Αἰλ. Σεργία Ἀπολ||λιναρίου, γραμμα|τέως τοῦ δήμου.

Item added: November 15, 2012
Item modified: December 4, 2015
ID number: 5995
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