According to the inscription, the man was liked by the Romans and honoured by emperors Antoninus, Commodus, and Lucius Verus, and even by empress Faustina (ll. 6-11). Also, he was honoured with statues by the people of Ephesus, the Troads, the people from Antiochia near the Daphne, the people of Beirut, and the people of Caisareia (ll. 4-9 of the second side of the inscription).
Robert has suggested the man may have been a pantomime. The man has been identified with the pantomime Tiberius Julius Apolaustos, who can be found in Farrington under no. 6.1, whose name is recorded in F.Delphes III 1.551.