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... ΙΕΡΕΥΣΕ ... (Hellenistic inscription)
« on: 27 Apr, 2008, 01:19:47 »
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Re: ... ΙΕΡΕΥΣΕ ... (Hellenistic inscription)
« Reply #1 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.
Τί δέ τις; Τί δ' οὔ τις; Σκιᾶς ὄναρ ἄνθρωπος. — Πίνδαρος