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


Paphos on Cyprus (Southeastern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map)
T. B. Mitford, "The Hellenistic Inscriptions of Old Paphos," ABSA 56 (1961) 1–41, at 31 (no. 83) = OGIS 157 = CIG 2635 = SEG 13 (1956), no. 578 = PHI 310844  = ID# 20535

 123-118 BCE

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Pedestal for a statue found in the sanctuary of Aphrodite.

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

Translation by: Harland



Θεόδωρον Σελεύκου, τὸν συγγενῆ τοῦ βασιλέως, | τὸν στρατηγὸν καὶ ναύα[ρχον κ]αὶ ἀ[ρχιερέα], | τὸ κοινὸν τῶν ἐν τῆι νήσωι τασσομένων Κιλίκων | εὐε[ρ]γεσίας ἕνεκεν τῆς εἰς ἑ[αυ]τό.

Facsimile of Mitford 1961, no. 83 from Ali Bey, Travels of Ali Bey in Morocco, Tripoli, Cyprus, Egypt, Arabia, Syria, and Turkey, Between the Years 1803 and 1807 (Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1816), plate 35.

Facsimile of Mitford 1961, no. 83 from Ali Bey, Travels of Ali Bey in Morocco, Tripoli, Cyprus, Egypt, Arabia, Syria, and Turkey, Between the Years 1803 and 1807 (Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1816), plate 35.

Item added: December 17, 2015
Item modified: December 5, 2016
ID number: 20535
Short link address:
http://www.philipharland.com/greco-roman-associations/?p=20535

2 Comments

  • Andrew Smith says:
    December 5, 2016 / Reply

    Hi. I’ve been having a look at the inscriptions for Theodoros son of Seleukos, and there are a couple of things that puzzle me. In this one (ID 20535) the translation says “Ionians stationed on the island” but the Greek says Cilicians.

  • Phil Harland says:
    December 5, 2016 / Reply

    I’ve corrected the error which occurred because of the use of “duplicate post” in the creation of these very similar inscriptions (but then I forgot to make sure the titles or translations matched the inscriptions themselves!).

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