Pudens (“the shy one”) was an official of the Roman Empire’s legion, stationed in Delphi, at the times of Roman Emperor Hadrian (117 to 138AD).

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S.P.Q.R. (Senātus Populusque Rōmānus = The Senate and People of Rome)

He was not a teacher, a philosopher, a politician or a “homme des lettres”…. He was merely a frumentarius [i.e. “sitarchis”, a commissary general of foods and supplies for the legions].

He was honoured with being granted citizenship [“because he was a modest person”] by the City State of Delphi. Possibly, because he was the one “near the food supply”, in times of need…

The crisis of the institutions of the greek city-states during the Roman period is obvious in these acts.


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