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Honorary Decree by Dionysiac Performers for Isodoros (114-106 BCE) Paphos on Cyprus - Southeastern islands


Paphos on Cyprus (Southeastern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map)
Aneziri 2003, 399 (no. E6) = T. B. Mitford, "The Hellenistic Inscriptions of Old Paphos," ABSA 56 (1961) 1–41, at 5 (no. 5) = SEG 6 (1932), no. 814 = PHI 310764  = ID# 20581

 114-106 BCE

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Slab of marble found in the sanctuary of Aphrodite. In the Cyprus Museum in 1961 (ins. 132).

. . . To good fortune.  It was resolved by the association (koinon) of performers (technitai) gathered around Dionysos (?) . . . in the secretary-office (grammateion) on Cyprus to crown Isodoros and, accepting . . . his goodwill, to set up (?) . . . a full-length painted portrait in the . . . temple of Aphrodite Paphia (“of Paphos”) (?). . . having the inscription: “Isodoros son of Name . . . because of his pious leadership . . . having supplied by himself (?) . . . towards the annually appointed leaders (archontes).”  . . . It was also resolved to have the treasurer (tamias) provide . . . x . . . quantity of silver drachmas from the financial department . . . in order that they may observe–for all time (?)–a day dedicated to him without participants paying contributions.  In order that the thankfulness of the association (?) . . . and the generosity of Isodoros may be made clear, they are to set up an inscribed copy of this decree on a monument.

Written/translated by: Harland



[ἀγαθῆι τ]ύχηι. | [δεδόχθαι τῶι κοινῶι τῶν ἐν τ]ῶι κατὰ Κύπρον γραμματείωι περὶ τὸν | [Διόνυσον τεχνιτῶν στεφαν]ῶσαί τε Ἰσίδωρον καί, ἀποδεξαμένους | [αὐτοῦ τὴν εὔνοιαν, ἀναθεῖνα]ι εἰκόνα γραπτὴν ὁλοσώματον ἐν τῶι || [ἱερῶι τῆς Παφίας Ἀφροδίτ]ης ἐπιγραφὴν ἔχουσαν "Ἰσίδωρον | [τοῦ δεῖνος — — — κατὰ τή]ν̣δ̣ε τὴν ἀγομένην αὐτοῦ ἀρ[χὴ]ν ὅσιον̣ | [ἑαυτὸν παρεσχηκότα πρ]ὸ<ς> τοὺς ἀεὶ καθισταμένους ἄ̣[ρχ]ο̣ντας"· | [δοῦναι δὲ τὸν ταμίαν ἐκ τῆς δι]οικήσεως ἐγλόγισμα {ἐκλόγισμα} ἀργυρίου [δρ]αχμὰς | [— — ἵν’ ἄγωσιν αὐτοῦ δι’ αἰῶνος ἡ]μέραν ἀσύμβολον· ἵνα δὲ φανερὰ [ἦι] || [ἥ τε τοῦ κοινοῦ εὐχαριστία κα]ὶ̣ ἡ Ἰσιδώρου καλοκἀγαθία, ἀναγράψαντας | [τοῦδε τοῦ ψηφίσματος τὸ ἀντί]γραφον εἰς στήλην στῆσ<α>ι.

Item added: December 17, 2015
Item modified: December 17, 2015
ID number: 20581
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