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Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 745


STATUE OF AN ENVOY TO THE ROMANS AT RHODES

Greek text:   IG_12.1.48
Date:   c. 82 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

The start of this inscription has been completely lost, but enough has survived to show the extent of Rhodian diplomacy at this time. The various Roman leaders mentioned in the inscription are listed among the magistrates of 82 B.C. by T.R.S.Broughton, "The magistrates of the Roman republic", vol. 2 ( PDF ).



[This statue of . . . , who . . . went as envoy to] . . . ; and to Lucius Cornelius [Sulla], son of Lucius, the general and proconsul of the Romans,   and to Lucius Cornelius Lentulus, son of Lucius, proconsul,   and to Lucius Licinius Murena, son of Lucius, imperator, the proxenos and benefactor of the people,   and to Lucius Licinius Lucullus, son of Lucius, proquaestor,   and to Aulus Terentius Varro, son of Aulus, legate of the Romans, the proxenos and benefactor of the people,   was dedicated to the gods by Dionysios son of Lysanias, on account of his goodwill and kindness towards him.

Ploutarchos of Rhodes, the son of Heliodoros, made it.


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