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OGIS: 551


BILINGUAL DEDICATION BY LYCIAN LEAGUE AT ROME

Greek text:   IGUR_1.5
Date:   c. 150 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

This inscription belonged to the same monument as OGIS_375, and like the other inscription it was dated to around 80 BC. by Dittenberger, but it is more likely that it was set up around the middle of the 2nd century B.C., as a token of the gratitude of the Lycians after the Romans has freed them from subjection to Rhodes; see R.Behrwald, in "Federalism in Greek Antiquity", p. 406 ( Google Books ) .

The inscription was written in Latin and in Greek; for the Latin version, see CIL_1.725.


The league of Lycians, having received back its ancestral democracy, dedicated this statue of the goddess Roma to Capitoline Zeus and to the Roman people, on account of their virtue and goodwill and their benefactions to the league of Lycians.

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