An Imperial freedman's dedication in Phrygia

Rosalinde A. Kearsley

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Although members of the imperial familia lived within the Greek communities of Asia primarily to administer and enforce Roman law, the surviving epigraphic evidence for their presence mainly relates to their interaction with local society. The dedications made to Zeus Bennios by Flavius Helius and his wife preserve substantial information about their cultural and religious connections. The interpretation of Helius' official designation, eirenophylax της έπαρχείας, is aided by consideration of the shape and decoration of the stelai on which the texts were engraved.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVir doctus Anatolicus
Subtitle of host publicationstudies in memory of Sencer Şahin
EditorsBurak Takmer, Ebru N. Akdogu Arca, Nuray Gökalp Özdil
Place of PublicationIstanbul
PublisherKabalcı Yayıncılık
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9786059872294
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NamePhilia supplements
PublisherKabalcı Yayıncılık


  • Phrygia
  • Zeus Bennios
  • Flavius Helius
  • imperial freedman
  • eirenophylax


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