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Translations of Hellenistic Inscriptions: 82


DEDICATION BY A ROMAN GARRISON COMMANDER IN CRETE

Greek text:   IC_3.4.18
Date:   217-209 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

This inscription, which was found at Itanos in Crete, is one of the earliest references to a Roman holding a position of authority in a Greek state in the eastern Mediterranean; he was probably a mercenary hired by the Ptolemaic army.


This well and nymphaion were dedicated to king Ptolemaios Philopator and queen Arsinoē by Lucius of Rome, the son of Gaius, the commander of the garrison.

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