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Honorary Inscription

Diophantos'u Onurlandırma Yazıtı

 
 
Honorary Inscription Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 16, 2018
1. Honorary Inscription Marker
Inscription.  
English Text:

Honorary inscription erected by the city of Smyrna in honor of the chief priest of the Province of Asia, Iulius Menekles Diophantos (200-250 A.D.)

"May good fortune attend. In beauty and size the first and most famous city of Asia, the capital, three times neocorus in accordance with the decision of the most sacred council (the Roman Senate), the adornment of Ionia and his beloved home country, Smyrna, (has honored) Julius Menecles Diophantus, chief priest of the Imperial cult in Asia, who organized gladiator games including fights with sharp weapons and lasting five consecutive days."


Turkish Text:

Smyrna kentinin, Asia eyaleti başrahibi Iulius Menekles Diophantos için diktirdiği onurlandırma yazıtı (M.S. 200-250)

İyi talihle. Güzellik ve büyüklükte Asialnın birincisi ve en ünlü şehri, başkent, en kutsal meclisin (Roma senatosu) kararı uyarınca üç kere neokoros olan şehir, İonia'nın süsü Smyma, onun sevgili vatanı, keskin silahlarla yapılan dövüşleri içeren ve ardarda beş

Honorary Inscription Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 16, 2018
2. Honorary Inscription Marker
Distant view of two markers, each next to inscribed stonework that each marker is referencing. The featured marker is the marker on the near left.
gün süren gladiator oyunlarını düzenlemiş olan, Asiasdaki imparatorluk kültünün başrahibi lulius Menekles Diophantos'u (onurlandırdı).
 
Erected by Izmir Chamber of Commerce.
 
Location. 38° 25.143′ N, 27° 8.305′ E. Marker is in Izmir, Izmir Province. Marker can be reached from Tarik Sari Sokağı just east of Eşrefpaşa Cd., on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. This marker is situated in the Smyrna archaeological park, which is in a business/residential neighborhood. This particular marker is located in the basement area of the agora's porticoes. Marker is in this post office area: Izmir, Izmir Province 35240, Turkey.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Neocorus of the Cult of the Emperor at Smyrna (here, next to this marker); The Basement of the West Portico (a few steps from this marker); Water Channels (a few steps from this marker); The Dream of Alexander the Great (a few steps from this marker); The West Portico (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ancient City of Smyrna (within shouting distance of this
Honorary Inscription Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 16, 2018
3. Honorary Inscription Marker
View of visitors at the featured marker, situated in the basement of the west porticoes of the Smyrna Agora.
marker); a different marker also named The Ancient City of Smyrna (within shouting distance of this marker); The Agora of Smyrna (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Izmir.
 
More about this marker. Note, I was not certain of this marker's exact GPS location, as I was part of a tour and needed to keep moving to try to keep up, so my basement portico locations are all guesstimates.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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