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Ritti, T., Un epigramma del Tardo Impero da Hierapolis, Annali della Scuola normale superiore di Pisa, 3,16.1986, 691-716 , [edit]

Plaque from base for statue of Flavius Magnus, vicar of Asiana. Hierapolis (Caria). Mid-fourth century. [edit]

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'To Good Fortune. This marvellous building did not have such splendour hitherto, but now the wise Magnus has made it lovely. By his wisdom he wrought it with stones and made it shining with heavenly pictures. ...and [what] time [had destroyed?] Magnus made beautiful devising everything. And with brilliant purpose he made the city a shrine of the Nymphs, and set it rejoicing with lovely revelry. For these things the inhabitants of the Holy City (= Hierapolis) have honoured him in return, with writing and a statue, the right-judging saviour, the law-abiding, pure vicar, the high-minded offspring of Justice who nourishes men. Imitate Magnus, judges: for the Mother of Phrygia knows how to pay thanks to the good.
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