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Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum: 39.1596


THRASEAS DEDICATES A STATUE OF PTOLEMAIOS IV AT TYRE


Greek text:   SEG_39.1596b
Date:   217-204 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

Thraseas came from an influential family; his father Aëtos had been Ptolemaic governor of Cilicia, and his son Ptolemaios was a leading general of Ptolemaios IV, although he later defected to Antiochos III. Thraseas also appears in an Athenian inscription ( IG_23.1.1185 ), receiving honours for his role as an envoy to Athens. For a summary of the family's history, see C.Habicht, "Athens from Alexander to Anthony", p.183 ( Google Books ).

The family's home city was Aspendos in Pamphylia; but in this inscription, designed to show his loyalty to the Egyptian king, Thraseas stresses that he is also a citizen of a deme in Alexandria.



This statue of Ptolemaios the god Philopator, son of king Ptolemaios and queen Berenike the gods Euergetai, was dedicated by Thraseas of the deme Eusebeios, the son of Aëtos, the strategos of Syria and Phoenicia.


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