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Honors by Roman Settlers for an Imperial Freedman (161-167 CE) Apameia Kelainai - Phrygia

Apameia Kelainai (Phrygia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 161-167 or 176-180 CE
MAMA VI 183 = ILaodikeiaR 3 = PHI 272575 = AGRW ID# 6225


Limestone altar base found in a garden in Dinar (135 x 88 [top] - 66 [shaft] x ca. 64 cm). On the imperial freedman M. Aurelius Zosimos, see PIR² I 1640 (cf. IGR IV 749).

The Council, the People, and the Roman settlers honored M. Aurelius Zosimos, freedman of the Augusti, the benefactor of the city (polis).  The civic leaders (archons) around M. Aurelianus Dorotheos — who was foremost among the civic leaders for the second time —  arranged for the erection of the statue.

Translation by: Harland

ἡ βουλὴ καὶ ὁ δῆμος | καὶ οἱ κατοικοῦντες Ῥω|μαῖοι ἐτείμησαν | Μ. Αὐρήλιον Σεβ. ἀπελ. | Ζώσιμον τὸν εὐεργέ|την τῆς πόλεως, | τὴν ἀνάστασιν ποι|ησαμένων τοῦ ἀν|δριάντος τῶν πε|ρὶ Μ. Αὐρηλιανὸν Δωρόθεον πρῶτον | ἄρχοντα τ(ὸ) γ´ ἀρχόντων.

MAMA VI 183, plate 32.
Public domain.


Item added: November 21, 2012
Item modified: December 4, 2015
ID number: 6225
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