Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

An expanding collection of inscriptions, papyri, and other sources in translation (run by Philip A. Harland)

Honors (frag.) by Ionian Soldiers for Governor Theodoros (123-118 BCE) Paphos on Cyprus - Southeastern islands

Paphos on Cyprus (Southeastern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), 123-118 BCE
T. B. Mitford, "The Hellenistic Inscriptions of Old Paphos," ABSA 56 (1961) 1–41, at 31 (no. 84) = OGIS 145 = SEG 13 (1956), no. 579 = PHI 310845 = AGRW ID# 20527


Pedestal of white marble for a statue found in the sanctuary of Aphrodite (damaged on the left side). In the Epigraphical Museum in 1961 (inv. KM 11).

. . . Theodoros son of Seleukos, “cousin” of the king (?) . . ., governor (stratēgos), commander of the fleet (nauarchos), and high-priest.  The association (koinon) of Ionians stationed on the island and the fellow members of the corporate body (synpoliteuomenoi) set this up on account of his benefaction towards the association.

Translation by: Harland

[Θεόδωρον(?) Σελεύκου(?) τὸν συγγενῆ τοῦ] | [βασι]λέως καὶ στρατηγὸν καὶ ναύαρχον | [κ]αὶ ἀρχιερέα τὸ κοινὸν τῶν ἐν τῆι νήσωι | τασσομένων Ἰώνων καὶ τῶν || συνπολιτευομένων εὐεργεσίας | ἕνεκεν τῆς εἰς ἑαυτό.

Item added: December 17, 2015
Item modified: December 5, 2016
ID number: 20527
Short link address:


  • Andrew Smith says:
    December 5, 2016 / Reply

    In this one (ID 20527) the translation and the Greek say “Ionians” but the title says “Cilician soldiers”. Thanks.

  • Phil Harland says:
    December 5, 2016 / Reply

    Thank you for catching this error, Andrew. It occurred because I used the “duplicate” post feature (because so much else was the same as with the Cilicians) and then forgot to change the title!

Leave a Question, Comment or Correction

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *