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Honors by Devotees of Adonis for Two Men (II BCE) Rhodos on Rhodes - Southeastern islands


Rhodos on Rhodes (Southeastern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), II BCE
IRhodPC 1 = PHI 189888  = ID# 14843


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Base of Lartian marble (30 x 48 x 37.5 cm). The fact that this group devoted to Adonis honors a man from Crete may suggest an association including a mixture of immigrant members.

The association of contributors (eranistai) of Adonis-devotees (Adoniazontes) honored Sosikles son of Sosos, Kretan, with the title of benefactor and with an exemption.  He is also to be free from contributions and to be crowned during each Adonis festival (Adonia) with a crown of olive branches and to be proclaimed.  The association also honored Damatrios son of Damatrios, head of the contributors (archeranistēs), with the title of benefactor and with an exemption.  He is also to be free from contributions and to be crowned . . . during each Adonis festival with a crown of olive branches and to be proclaimed.

Translation by: Harland



τὸ κοινὸν̣ [τ]ῶν ἐρ̣α̣νιστᾶ[ν] | τῶ̣ν̣ Ἀδωνιαζόντων ἐτίμασε | Σω̣σικλῆ Σώσ̣ου Κρ̣ῆτα εὐεργε|σίαι ἀ̣τελείαι, εἴμειν [δ]ὲ αὐτὸν | καὶ ἀσύμβολον καὶ στεφανοῦσ̣|{σ}θαι {στεφανοῦσθαι} καθ’ ἕκαστα Ἀδώνια θ̣αλλοῦ | στεφάνωι καὶ ἀνακαρύσσεσθαι. | καὶ Δαμάτριον Δαματρίου τὸν ἀρχεραν[ι]|στὰν εὐεργεσίαι ἀτελείαι, εἴμειν δὲ α̣ὐ-|τὸν καὶ ἀσύμβολον καὶ σ̣τεφανοῦσθαι ||〚— —〛 καθ’ ἕκαστα Ἀδώνια θαλλοῦ | στεφάνωι καὶ ἀνακαρύσ<σε>σθαι.

Item added: March 11, 2015
Item modified: March 16, 2015
ID number: 14843
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