A piece of marble, initially a pedestal of a king’s statue, then a capital and finally a built-in stone is narrating now, in the Museum of Dion, the history of the city, while its inscription speaks of the glorious past.
Animal hunting games (ludi venationes) was a popular form of entertainment in the theaters and amphitheaters of the Roman territory. Marianos was a bestiarius (beast fighter), that is, he participated in wild animal fights.
The depiction that adorns the lower part of the monument’s façade is particularly interesting. This emotional bond between the animal and its owner is also displayed on the depiction of the dog on Paulus’ altar.