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Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum: 55.855


DEDICATION BY DIOGENES OF A WALL AT OLBIA


Greek text:   SEG_55.855
Date:   78/77 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

This inscription was first published by V.V.Krapivina & P.D.Diatroptov in VDI, 2005, pp.67-73. They suggest that Diogenes may have come from Sinope, because the name Thyaias was common there, although it was rare elsewhere. For some comments on the context of the inscription in the history of Olbia, see V.V.Krapivina, "Problems of the Chronology of the Late Hellenistic Strata of Olbia", page 255 ( PDF ).



[In the reign of king] Mithradates Eupator, Diogenes son of Thyaios, the strategos and governor of the city, dedicated this city wall to the Mother of the Gods; in year 220 {of the Pontic Era}.


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