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Honorary Decree by Fellow-Sacrificers of Zeus and Anthas for Kaphisias (II BCE) Anthedon - Boeotia


Anthedon (Boeotia, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map)
Roesch 1982, 91-104 = SEG 32 (1982), no. 453 = PHI 327216  = ID# 20358

 II BCE

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Small slab of grey marble, broken at the bottom. This group devoted to Zeus Karaios and the heroic founder of Anthedon (Anthas) likely met within the gymnasium where this honorary monument was erected.

When Nikagoras was civic leader (archōn), it was resolved by the fellow-sacrificers (synthytai): Since Kaphisias son of Homoilochos has given more beneficent gifts to the synod (synodos), namely he has taken care of the place in an appropriate manner; he covered the costs in advance from his own resources so that the synod would not fall short of the income it needed; and, he has given freely, devoting himself to this at every opportunity and eagerly covering the cost of expenses for the synod.  It is appropriate for the synod to portion out worthy honors for such things done by men to those who exhibit benevolence in every way and hospitality towards the synod.  Therefore, let it be resolved by the synod to crown Kaphisias son of Homoloichos with an image, to set it up in the gymnasium, and to inscribe on the image: “The fellow-sacrificers devoted to Zeus  Karaios (“Horned”) and Anthas (i.e. heroic founder of Anthedon) dedicated this to the gods for Kaphisias son of Homoloichos because of his virtue and beneficence which he continues to have towards them.”  Let the synod inscribe this decision on a stone slab (stele) . . .

Translation by: Harland



Νικαγόρου ἄρχοντος, | ἔδοξεν τοῖς συνθύταις· | ἐπειδὴ Καφισίας Ὁμολωί|χου πλείονα || εὐχάριστα πε|ποίηκεν τῇ συνόδωι, τοῦ τ̣[ε] | τόπου ἐπιμέλειαν πεποίη|κεν τὴν καθήκουσαν, ἔκ τ̣ε | τῶν ἰδίων προεδαπάνησ̣[ε] || χάριν τοῦ μὴ καθυστε[ρεῖν τὴν] |σύνοδον ὧν χρείαν εἶχεν προ[σό]|δων, κ̣αὶ ἐ̣ν πα̣ν̣[τὶ] κ̣[αι]ρῶ̣ι | συνεπιδιδοὺς ἑ̣α̣υτὸν διατετ[έ]||[λ]εκεν, ἐ̣κ̣τε̣ν[ῶ]ς | [κα]τεργαζόμε|νος τὸ λυ̣σιτελ̣ὲς τῇ συνόδωι, | καθῆκον [δέ] ἐ[σ]τιν τοῖς τοιούτοις || τῶν ἀνδ[ρ]ῶ[ν τ]ὴν σύνοδο[ν] τ[ι]μὰ̣[ς] | ἀπονέ[με]ιν τὰς καταξίας τοῖς | φιλαγα̣θ[ία]ν | προσφερομένοις πα[ν]||τὶ τρόπῳ κ[αὶ φι]λοξεινία[ν τ]ὴ[ν] ε[ἰς] | τὴν σύνοδον· [δ]ιὸ δεδογμένον [ἔ]|στω τῇ συνόδωι στεφαν[ῶσαι Κα]|φισίαν Ὁμολωίχου εἰκόνι κα[ὶ ἀ]ν[α]||θεῖν ἐν τῶι γυμνα[σί]ωι κ[α]ὶ ἐ̣[πιγρ]ά|ψαι ἐπὶ τὴν εἰκόνα “[Ο]ἱ σ[υ]νθ[ύτ]α̣[ι οἱ] | πρὸς τὸν Δία τὸν Κ̣αρα[ιὸ]ν κα̣[ὶ τὸ]ν | Ἄνθαν Καφισίαν Ὁμολωίχου τοῖς || θεοῖς ἀρετῆς ἕνεκεν καὶ ε[ὐ]ε[ρ]|γεσίας ἧς ἔχων διατ̣ελεῖ εἰ̣ς | αὑτούς”· τὸ δόγ[μ]α τ[ο]ῦτο ἀναγ[ρα]|ψάτω ἡ σύνοδος ε[ἰς στ]ήλην λι||θίνην. Σ. . ΤΩΝ [- - -]

Roesch 1982, 91-104 (photo 1). Photo courtesy of Archives P. Roesch - HiSoMA (UMR5189) - MOM, Lyon (phRP_01064).

Roesch 1982, 91-104 (photo 1).
Photo courtesy of Archives P. Roesch – HiSoMA (UMR5189) – MOM, Lyon (phRP_01064).

Roesch 1982, 91-104 (photo 2). Photo courtesy of Archives P. Roesch - HiSoMA (UMR5189) - MOM, Lyon (phRP_01069).

Roesch 1982, 91-104 (photo 2).
Photo courtesy of Archives P. Roesch – HiSoMA (UMR5189) – MOM, Lyon (phRP_01069).

 

Roesch 1982, 91-104 (photo 3). Photo courtesy of Archives P. Roesch - HiSoMA (UMR5189) - MOM, Lyon (phRP_01070).

Roesch 1982, 91-104 (photo 3).
Photo courtesy of Archives P. Roesch – HiSoMA (UMR5189) – MOM, Lyon (phRP_01070).

 

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