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Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 715


RHEGION HONOURS GNAEUS AUFIDIUS

Greek text:   IG_14.612
Date:     c. 100 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

Although this inscription was found at Rhegion on the Italian mainland, it is likely that Aufidius was acting as governor of Sicily; see J.Velaza, "Insularity, Identity and Epigraphy in the Roman World", pp.81-82 ( Google Books ).


When Nikandros son of Nikodamos was prytanis, and the president of the council was Sosipolis son of Damatrios (?) Chios, on the twelfth day of the month of Hippios, it was resolved by the assembly of the people, as also by the assembly of nobles and the council: since the praetor of the Romans, Gnaeus Aufidius son of Titus, show goodwill to our city, in a manner that seems worthy of his own nobility; therefore it is resolved to crown Gnaeus Aufidius son of Titus, the praetor of the Romans, with a wreath of olive in the contest at the next Athania festival; and he shall be given the status of proxenos and benefactor of the people of Rhegion, along with his descendants, on account of the goodwill that he continually shows towards the people of Rhegion. The council shall engrave this decree on two bronze tablets; they shall set up one in the council-house, and send the other to Gnaeus Aufidius.


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