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Translation Assistance => Other language pairs => Ancient Greek->English translation forum => Topic started by: suskun on 27 Apr, 2008, 01:19:47

Title: ... ΙΕΡΕΥΣΕ ... (Hellenistic inscription)
Post by: suskun on 27 Apr, 2008, 01:19:47
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Title: Re: ... ΙΕΡΕΥΣΕ ... (Hellenistic inscription)
Post by: billberg23 on 27 Apr, 2008, 06:09:43
Sorry, suskun, I can't read much of this, except the word ΙΕΡΕΥΣΕ ("acted as priest," "held the office of priest," "performed sacrifice") in the third line. 

The letter forms indicate a date in the first century B.C. or A.D.  There are a couple of unreadable names with Latin endings spelled in Greek (... ΟΥΣΙΟΣ = -usius, ... ΝΙΝΟΣ = -ninus).  It was common, in the period of Roman occupation of Asia Minor, for native Greeks to take Roman names, or to give Roman names to children, to signify Roman citizenship.