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Honors by Associations for Aristodemos the Priest (121 BCE) Lindos on Rhodes - Southeastern islands


Lindos on Rhodes (Southeastern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map)
ILindos 300 = RICIS 204/0338 (A only) = SIRIS 236 (A only) = PHI 191020  = ID# 14856

 121 BCE

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Two blocks of Lartian marble which were part of a very large base (A: 47.5 x 48.5 x 58.8 cm; B: 47.5 x 85 x 28 cm). Several associations joined in honoring this priest, including a group of soldiers and associations devoted to Athena and Sarapis together and Athena alone.

(A)
Aristodemos son of Onasandros (?), who has served as priest of Athena Lindia (“of Lindos”), Zeus Polieus (“of the City”), and Artemis Kekoia.  He has been crowned with gold crowns by the chief-sacrificer and the sacrificers; by those settled in the city of Lindos, those farming in Lindos, and the association (koinon) of Athena-devotees (Athenaistai); by the association of devotees of Sarapis (Sarapiastai) and Athena; by the association of celebrators of the Panathenaia festival (Panathenaistai) who are soldiers (strateutai).  . . . He supplied for the chorus (?) . . . of comedians (kōmōdoi) twice, served as chief-sacrificer (?), served as priest (?) of Apollo Pythios.  He has been crowned with gold crowns by the fellow-priests, . . . chief-sacrificer, and sacrificers, and (?) . . . by those settled . . . in the city of Lindos, those farming in Lindos . . . with an olive crown.  This was dedicated to Athena . . . Lindia and Zeus Polieus (?).  . . . Name made this.

(B)
Onasandros son of Aristodemos and Aristodemos son of Onasandros.

(C)
Thrasymede  . . . daughter of Theagenes (?). . . priestess of Athena . . . Lindia, Zeus Polieus (?). . . and Artemis . . . who is in Kekoia (?) . . ., Akesigenes . . .  and Nikatoris . . . who gave birth to daughters. . . on account of ancestral . . . . piety (?) . . . and affection . . . which they have towards them.  This is dedicated to the gods.

Translation by: Harland



{A}

[Ἀρ]ι̣στόδαμο[ς Ὀνασά]νδρου | [ἰερατεύ]σ̣ας Ἀθάνας Λιν[δίας καὶ Διὸ]ς Πολιέως καὶ | [Ἀρτάμι]τος Κεκοίας, [vac.? καὶ στεφανω]θεὶς χρυσέοις | [στε]φάνοις ὑπὸ [ἀ]ρ[χιεροθύτα καὶ ἰερο]θυτᾶν, καὶ ὑπὸ τῶν | κα̣[τ]οικεύντων [ἐ]ν Λιν[δίαι πόλει καὶ γ]εωργεύντων ἐν || [τᾶι] Λινδίαι καὶ Ἀθα[ναϊστᾶν κοινοῦ, καὶ] ὑπὸ Σαραπιαστᾶν | [Ἀθ]αναϊστᾶν κοι[νοῦ, καὶ ὑπὸ στρατευομέ]νων Παναθηνα-|[ϊ]στ̣ᾶν κοινοῦ, καὶ [χοραγήσας δὶς?] κωμωδοῖς, καὶ | ἀ̣[ρχιε]ρ̣ο̣[θυτήσας?], κα[ὶ ἰερατεύσας Ἀπόλλων]ος Πυθίου, καὶ στε-|[φανωθεὶς χρ]υσέοις [στεφάνοις ὑπὸ τῶν σ]υνιερέων καὶ || [ἀρχιεροθύτα καὶ ἰεροθυτᾶν, καὶ ὑ]πὸ τῶν κατοικεύν-|[των ἐν Λινδίαι πόλει καὶ γεωργεύντω]ν ἐν τᾶι Λινδίαι | [— — —]πα[— — —]ν θαλλοῦ στεφάνωι | [— — —]ς | Ἀθ̣[άν]αι [Λινδίαι καὶ Διὶ Πολιεῖ]. || [— — —]ος ἐποίησε.

{B, line 1}

Ὀνάσανδρος | Ἀριστοδάμου | Ἀριστόδαμος | Ὀνασάνδρου | τὸν υἱόν.

{C, line 1}

Θρα[συμήδη Θεαγένευς] | ἰερῆ Ἀθ[άνας Λινδίας καὶ Διὸς Πολιέως] | καὶ Ἀρ[τάμι]τ[ος τᾶς ἐν Κεκοίαι]. | Ἀκε[σι]γέ[νης — — —] | τὸν τᾶς γυν[αικὸς πατρώιον] || Νικατορὶς [— — —] | κατὰ θυγατροπο[ΐαν δὲ — — —] | τὸν πατρώιον ε[ὐσεβείας ἕνεκα] | καὶ φιλοστοργία[ς τᾶς εἰς αὐτούς]. | vac. | θεο̣[ῖς].

Item added: March 13, 2015
Item modified: September 10, 2018
ID number: 14856
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