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[250] Donations by Timopolis and Associations to Athena and Zeus (ca. 115 BCE) Lindos on Rhodes - Southeastern islands


Lindos on Rhodes (Southeastern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map)
AGRW 250 = ILindos 252, lines 222-227, 250-259 = PHI 190970  = ID# 1713

 ca. 115 BCE

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Fragments of a large slab of grey-blue Lartian marble. This inscription, which lists multiple donors to the temple of Athena Lindia (Athena of Lindos), includes both private individuals and several associations, illustrating the way in which diverse associations were connected to the life of the town. The man Timapolis also provides a clear case of one person’s multiple affiliations with various associations.

(lines 222-227) . . . Agathostratos son of Agathokles of Lindos, Nikostratos son of Archokrates of Ladarmios district (deme), as well as the head sacrificer, the priests, the sacrificers, and the association (koinon) of Timopoleian Athena-devotees (Athenastai): donation of 20. . .

(lines 250-259) . . . Timapolis and the Timapoleian association; Timapolis and the association of devotees of Agathos Daimon (Agathodaimoniastai); Timapolis and the association of Agestratians and Leukarians; Timapolis and the association of . . . and Apollo-devotees; Timapolis and the association of Arsinoeian (?) Aphrodite-devotees and . . . (name lost): donation of 10; Timapolis and the devotees of the Savior deity (Soteriastai) . . . (following seven lines do not survive).

Translation by: Harland



(lines 222-227) Ἀγαθόστρατος Ἀγαθοκλεῦ[ς] | Λινδοπολίτας καὶ Νικόστρατο[ς] | Ἀρχοκράτευς Λαδάρμιος | καὶ ἀρχιεροθύτα καὶ ἰερέων || καὶ ἰεροθυτᾶν καὶ Ἀθαναϊστᾶ[ν] | Τιμαπολείων κοινὸν [Δ] Δ

(lines 250-259) |Τ]ι[μ]άπολις καὶ Τ̣ιμαπολείων κο[ιν]ὸν [ - ] | Τιμάπολι[ς] καὶ Ἀγαθοδαιμο[νιαστᾶν κοι]νὸν Δ | Τιμάπολις καὶ Ἀγεσ[τρ]α[τείω]ν || καὶ Λευκαρείω[ν] κο[ινὸν ] | Τιμάπολις [καὶ - - -] | καὶ Ἀπολλω[ν]ια[στᾶν κο]ι[νὸν - ] | [Τ]ιμά[πολις] κ[αὶ] Ἀρσι[νοείων (?) καὶ] | Ἀφροδ̣[ισιαστᾶν - - -]είων κ[ο]ινὸν Δ || Τιμάπο[λις καὶ Σ]ω[τη]ρ[ι]αστᾶν | [ - ] ΑΚ [- - -]ΑΜΟΝΙΚΟ

Item added: March 2, 2012
Item modified: March 16, 2015
ID number: 1713
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