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Author: Aitor Blanco Perez

CAPInv. 393: hoi ex archaiou katoikountes Rhomaioi


i. Geographical area Western Asia Minor
ii. Region Pisidia
iii. Site Konana


i. Full name (original language) οἱ ἐξ ἀρχαίου κατοικοῦντες Ῥωμαῖοι (SEG 2: 744, ll. 1-3)
ii. Full name (transliterated) hoi ex archaiou katoikountes Rhomaioi


i. Date(s) 193 - iv (?) AD


i. Name in other forms οἱ κατ[οικοῦντες Ῥωμαῖοι] (IGR III 325, l. 2)
ii. Name elements
Ethnic:Ῥωμαῖοι, Rhomaioi
Other:ἐξ ἀρχαίου, ex archaioi
κατοικοῦντες, katoikountes


i. Source(s) IGR III 325 (193 - iv (?) AD)
SEG 2: 744 (193 - iv (?) AD)
Online Resources SEG 2: 744
i.a. Source type(s) Epigraphic source(s)
i.b. Document(s) typology & language/script IGR III 325: Dedication to the emperor. Greek.
SEG 2: 744: Honorific inscription. Greek.
i.c. Physical format(s) IGR III 325: Epistyle block
SEG 2: 744: Marble statue base. Measurements: 83x47x52
ii. Source(s) provenance IGR III 325: Southern cementery
SEG 2: 744: Built in a modern house


i. Treasury/Funds The setting up of the statue mentioned in SEG 2: 744 was financed by the parents and brother of the honorand. By contrast, the dedication to Septimius Severus attested in IGR III 325 was probably paid with public funds as the demos of the city was also participating.


iii. Worship IGR III 325 is a dedication to Septimius Severus, which was probably related to the imperial cult in the city.
Deities worshipped Imperial cult
iv. Honours/Other activities SEG 2: 744 attests honours for Aur. Attalianus Nicostratus, a local benefactor probably after a joint resolution of the demos and the Roman settlers.


i. Local interaction IGR III 325 specifically mentions that the decision of the Roman settlers was adopted together with the demos of the city.
This also seems to be the case for SEG 2: 744, but the first lines of the inscription are lost. In that case, it would mean that the community of Roman settlers was extremely connected with the political institutions of the city, and became almost one of them.


i. Comments The nomenclature sequences attested in SEG 2: 744 indicate almost certainly a date after the enactment of the Constitutio Antoniniana in AD 212. As such, the community of Roman settlers of Konana is one of of the latest attested in Asia Minor. By the use of the expression ἐξ ἀρχαίου κατοικοῦντες, ex archaiou katoikountes it might be possible to infer that this community was not only exclusively composed of the descendants of the original Roman settlers, but became a fossilised institution of the political structures of this city.
ii. Poland concordance Poland Ε*81F
iii. Bibliography Pace, B. (1916-20), ‘Da Adalia alla pianura d'Isbarta’, ASAA 3: 34-44.


i. Private association Probable
Note While the existence of this group of Roman settlers in Konana is certain, the private or public nature of the group casts some doubts on the evaluation of this association.