|Ephesus, Bouleuterion, Letter from Antoninus Pius|
The emperor Caesar Titus Aelius Hadrian Antoninus Augustus, son of the divine Hadrian, grandson of the divine Trajan Parthicus, great-grandson of the divine Nerva, pontifex maximus, for the ... time tribune of the people, imperator for the second time, Father of the Fatherland of the Ephesians, to the rulers and the Council and the People's Representation: greetings!
I have urged the inhabitants of Pergamum to use, in their letters to you, the titles that I have ordered to use for your city. I think it is an accident that the inhabitants of Smyrna have also skipped that title in their decision about the common sacrifice, and that from now on they will happily observe that politeness, at least when your letters to them are addressed appropriately and according to the decisions of the city.
This announcement was sent by Sulpicius Julianus, my procurator. Goodbye. Publius Vedius Antoninus, secretary, made this announcement.
138 CE–161 CE
IEph 1489 (Greek)
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