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Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum; , VI, 1736 (+p. 4747) [edit]

Base for gilded bronze statue of Iulius Festus Hymetius, governor of Africa Proconsularis; erected by the provincials of Africa, with imperial permission. Rome. 376-378. [edit]

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(Statue) of Hymetius. To …Iulius Festus Hymetius, of clarissimus rank, governor ( corrector of Tuscia et Umbria, urban praetor, governor ( consularis ) of Campania with Samnium, vicar of the eternal city of Rome, governor ( proconsul ) of the province of Africa. On account of his distinguished services towards the Commonwealth ( res publica ); and because the desolation of hunger and neediness was driven away from the same province by planning and provisions; and because he occupied himself in that same province with chaste and honest affairs; because he did not lack in the recogniton of fairness or justice; because he restored the rigour of priests to the province so that now what had been before dreaded is sought after by plaintifs; because of such things this same province of Africa with decrees having been sent to the divine princes our lords, Valens, Gratian, and Valentinian, perpetual Augusti, believed that for him a gilded statue at Carthage and another gilded one at Rome should be demanded since for no proconsul or ex-proconsul before had it requested a statue to be set up. [On the left side] In the consulship of our lords Valens, for the fifth time, and Valentinian (II)…
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