§33 Titus Flavius Dionysius

Titus Flavius Dionysius

(0033) Text: ἀ[γαθῇ τύχῃ. ἔ]του[ς …] | ὑπὲρ τῆς Αὐτοκράτορος Δ(ομιτιανοῦ) Κ(αίσα)ρος Σεβαστοῦ | Γε(ρμανικοῦ) σωτηρίας καὶ τοῦ σύνπαντος αὐτοῦ οἴκου. | Τίτος Φλάουιος Διονυσίου υἱὸς Ἐπε[…] οὐετρα[νὸς] | δεκαδάρχης τῇ πατρίδι τὴν κερκίδα σελίδων [ᾠκοδόμη]σεν | δοὺς δραχμὰς τρισχειλίας εἰς λόγον Α Τ […]

Translation: Good fortune. The year […] under the emperor Domitian Caesar Augustus Germanicus, savior and his whole house. Titus Flavius Dionysius, son of Ep[…], veteran, decurion for the homeland. He built a row of seats, giving three thousand drachmae for this reason […] (Trans. Christopher B. Zeichmann)

Commentary: Since all other evidence suggests the only military unit in Gerasa until the annexation of Arabia was ala I Thracum Augusta, we could probably infer the same for Titus Flavius Dionysius, given that he was an officer in an ala (decurion).

Provenience: Gerasa, Decapolis (Jerash, Jordan) 83-96 CE

Bibliography: AE 1930.98; SEG 7.843; Gerasa 52