Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 757


Greek text:   IvP_2.411
Date:     49/8 B.C.
Tags:     saviours
Format:   see key to translations

In 49 B.C. Metellus Scipio became proconsul of Syria, and after some victories in the Amanus mountains he was proclaimed imperator, as mentioned in the hostile account by Julius Caesar ( BCiv. 3.31.1 ). With the onset of civil war, he moved his forces to Asia Minor, where he spent the winter of 49/8 B.C.

The people honours Quintus Caecilius Metellus Pius Scipio, son of Quintus, the imperator, their saviour and benefactor.

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