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The military character of the foundation of the Roman colony of Alexandreia in Troas between 27 and 12 BC by Augustus determined the nature of the relationship of the new local Elite to the person of the Prince. This closeness resulted in a series of local initiatives (in the form of honorary dedications) which have three characteristics: first, to honor not only the emperor himself, but also his relatives, and even more remarkable, the presumptive heirs (a much rarer approach in the peregrine cities); then, to honor the prince in lapidary terms that remain faithful to the phraseology of the dedications, as it was set up at the beginning of the Principat; finally, to betray an influence of the Greek cultural milieu, whose effects were felt by capillarity effect especially in the Antonine era. A syncretic image of the prince emerges, of which Hadrien Zeus Olympios is the most telling illustration.