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Victors (frag.) in Competitions of Physicians under the Proconsul Lupercus (153/154 CE) Ephesos - Ionia

Ephesos (Ionia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 153/154 CE
H. Engelmann, "Ephesische Inschriften," ZPE 84 (1990) 89–92, no. 1 (link) = IEph 1168 + IEph 4101b = PHI 256011 = AGRW ID# 9030


Two fragments (IEph 1168 + 4101b). Tiberius Claudius Demostratos Caelianus is also attested as priest of the physicians in IEph 719, in which case he was likely filling the position for a second or third time here (since that inscription dates to the time of Trajan, several decades earlier). A man of the same name who may be identified with this priest is attested in several other inscriptions, including IEph 1501 (where Caelianus honors Hadrian as savior and benefactor) and IEph 278 (where Caelianus is secretary of the city in 132/133 CE). Tutilius Lupercus Pontianus, to whom the contests were dedicated, was proconsul in 153/154 CE (and had been consul in 135 CE; see Engelmann 1990, 90-91).

To good fortune.  For the proconsul Lupercus Pontianus, when Tiberius Claudius Demostratos Caelianus the Asiarch was priest, Quintus Varinus Demetrios was leader (archon) of the physicians (iatroi), . . . Name was director of contests of the great Asklepian contests. . . Here are the winners of the competitions of the physicians (?) . . .

Translation by: Harland

[ἀγαθῇ] τύχῃ. | [ἀνθυπ]ά̣τ̣ῳ [Λο]υπέρκῳ Ποντιανῷ | ἐπὶ ἱερέως Τ[ι. Κ]λ̣αυδίου Δημοστράτου | Καιλιανοῦ ἀσιάρχου, || ἄρχοντος τῶν̣ ἰατρῶν Κο. Βαρηνοῦ | Δημητρίου, ἀ̣γ̣ω̣νοθετοῦντος | τῶν μεγάλ[ων Ἀ]σ̣κληπείων | [— — —] | [οἵδε ἐνίκησαν τὸν ἀγῶνα τῶν] | [ἰατρῶν· — — —] | [— — —]

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