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Honors by the Sacred-Victors for Demosthenes (150-250 CE) Thyatira - Lydia

Thyatira (Lydia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), ca. 150-250 CE
TAM V 977 = IThyatiraB 12 = PHI 264407 = AGRW ID# 2812


Block of marble, likely a statue-base (119 x 72 x 65 cm).

For good fortune! The sacred-victors from the world (hoi apo tēs oikoumenēs hieroneikai) and the whole athletic meeting (ho synpas xystos) honored Claudius Julius Polyeidos Demosthenes from their own resources.  M. Aurelius Athenion from Argos, incredible athlete, and T. Flavius Diomedes from Smyrna, incredible kick-boxer (pankratiastēs), supervised the setting up of this monument.

Translation by: Harland

ἀγαθῆι τύχηι. | Κλαύδιον Ἰούλιον | Πολύειδον Δημοσ|θένην οἱ ἀπὸ τῆς οἰ||κουμένης ἱερονεῖκαι | καὶ ὁ σύνπας ξυστὸς | ἐκ τῶν ἰδίων ἐτείμησεν | ἐπιμεληθέντων τῆς | ἀναστάσεως Μ. Αὐρη||λίου Ἀθηνίωνος Ἀργεί|ου παραδόξου καὶ Τ. | Φ<λ>. Διομήδους Σμυρναί|ου πανκρατιαστοῦ πα|ραδόξου.

TAM V 977: Facsimile by Buckler (IThyatiraB 12).
Public domain.

Item added: September 5, 2012
Item modified: December 4, 2015
ID number: 2812
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