Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum: 51.1593


Greek text:   SEG_51.1593
Provenance:   Klaros , Ionia
Date:   31-28 B.C.
Tags:     divine_honours
Format:   see key to translations

This inscription was published in 2000 by J-L. Ferrary, "Les inscriptions du sanctuaire de Claros en l'honneur de Romains", no. 8 ( Persée ).

Unlike earlier statues of Romans at Klaros, the statue of Octavian was placed inside the temple building. Its position and the wording suggest that it was at least an important step towards the granting of divine honours to Octavian within the province of Asia; see D. Steuernagel in "Divine Images and Human Imaginations in Ancient Greece and Rome", p. 255 ( Google Books ).

The people honours Imperator Caesar, son of the divine Julius, for his virtue and his godlike deeds and for his beneficence towards our city and in common towards all the Greeks.

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