Rome.* In the year 170 B.C. Alabanda, which lies just north of
Stratonikeia, erected a temple, and instituted yearly games (Tw/xaia)
in honor of Dea Roma.f This was no doubt done in commemora-
tion of the defeat and humiliation of Antiochos III., the Great, and
of the success of the Roman arms against Perseus of Macedonia.
It is very probable that the cultus of Dea Roma was introduced at
Stratonikeia about the same time as at the neighboring Alabanda, so
that we may safely assign the year 150 B.C. as an approximate date
for this inscription, a date which is made almost certain by the char-
acter of the letters.
Both Amynamenos and Bresikles are new names. Amynamenos
belonged to the Larichos family (see below, Nos. xlviii-liii). Com-
pare 'A/z-wai'Spo?, 'A/xwo/xaxos; see Fick, Personennamen, p. 9. For
Bresikles see Fick, p. 20.
* Smyrna was proud of this temple : policy perhaps demanded it. Certainly
at the time this boast was made (26 A.u.) the coins of Smyrna had a temple on
the obverse with the legend Ttfiepws 2,€/3aar6s, and on the reverse Se^atrTij and
~2.vvk\titos (see Mionnet, iii. 219, vi. 330, and Eckhel Doct. Num. ii. 547). Coins
of Smyrna bearing the legend templum Romae et Augusti are quite common;
the legend remains the same, but in the temple may be seen the image of the
emperor during whose reign the coin was struck (Preller, Romische Mythologie,
776, note 2).
t Liv. 43. 6: Alabandenses templum Urbis Romae se fecisse commemorave-
runt ludosque anniversarios ei clivae instituisse.