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Merkelbach, R. and J. Stauber (eds.), Steinepigramme aus dem griechischen Osten. Bd. 4. Die Südküste Kleinasiens, Syrien und Palaestina , Munich 2002 , 260 no. 20/ 06/ 01 [edit]

Block with honorific inscription to Elias, benefactor, possibly statue base. Epiphaneia (Syria). Fourth to sixth century [edit]

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Name me this man, young man; who is this felicitous man? Friendly stranger, it is Elias. The emperors have rewarded him as he deserves it. Because from his own funds he widened the narrow winter-bath, showing mercy towards the poor folk of the city each of whom pursues his own craft, and he paid the salaries himself, from his own funds.
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