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Honors for Emperor Tiberius with Mention of Mysteries (14-37 CE) Mytilene on Lesbos - Northern islands

Mytilene on Lesbos (Northern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), 14-37 CE
IG XII,2 205 = PHI 74870 = AGRW ID# 17754


Supposedly found near Mytilene at a tower in the road leading to the baths, this fragmentary text only survives in transcript form. Tiberius is here honored (likely by the People) as a benefactor and friend of the city and there is mention of "mysteries" that may have been performed by a group of initiates.

Too fragmentary to translate.

Translation by: Harland

[ὀ δᾶμος] | Αὐτοκράτορα Τιβέριον Καίσαρα, εὐ[ε]ρ[γέταν] | θέο[ν], Σέβαστον, [π]α[ρ]έχο[ντ]α [ταῖ]ς ὐ[․․․․․] θέαισ[ι] | [— — — ν]έα μυστήρια, [π]ά[ν]τ[ω]ς(?) [τ]ᾶ πόλει φίλιον.

Item added: June 2, 2015
Item modified: June 2, 2015
ID number: 17754
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