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Honors by Devotees of the Egyptian God Ammon for Aphrodisios and Others (262/261 BCE) Piraeus - Attica


Piraeus (Attica, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map)
IG II² 1282 = PHI 3496  = ID# 23222

 262/261 BCE

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There is no clear indication that these worshippers of the Egyptian god Ammon were citizens, so this may be an association consisting of immigrants.

Gods!  When Antipatros was civic leader (archon), on the 28th of the month of Hekatombaion in the regular assembly, Aristodemos son of Dionysios made the proposition: Since those chosen with the supervisor (epimelētēs) Aphrodisios to oversee the building of an additional structure (annexe) joined to the temple (hieron) of Ammon–a work good and worthy of the god–have done so and attended to it in . . . a good and (?). . . honor-loving manner and have returned a record of the expenses, it was resolved to praise and crown. . . each (?) . . . of them with an olive crown . . . according to custom and (?) . . . to announce the crowns . . . during the sacrifices (?) . . . of Amphiaraos with the . . . libations (?) . . . because of the piety (?) . . . which they have towards the gods . . . and the love of honor which they demonstrate towards the society-members (thiasōtai = thiasitai) (?) . . . (remainder lost).

Written/translated by: Harland



[θ]εοί. | ἐπ’ Ἀντιπ[ά]τρου ἄρχοντος, Ἑκα[το]νβαιῶ|νος ὀγδόει μετ’ εἰκάδας, ἀγορᾶ[ι κ]υρ[ί]αι· | Ἀριστόδημος Διονυσίου εἶπεν· ἐπειδὴ || οἱ προ[σ]αιρε[θ]έντες μετὰ τοῦ ἐπιμελη|τοῦ [Ἀ]φροδ[ι]σίου? τῆς προσοικοδομίας τοῦ | ἱερ[οῦ τοῦ] Ἄμμωνος τό τε ἔ[ρ]γον καλὸν καὶ | [ἄ]ξιο[ν τ]οῦ [θε]οῦ ἐποίησαν κ[α]ὶ ἐπεστάτησα[ν] | [καλῶς καὶ φ]ι[λ]οτίμως καὶ λόγον ἀπέδω||[καν τοῦ ἀναλ]ώματος, ἐπαινέσαι καὶ στεφ[α]|[νῶσαι ἕκαστον] αὐτῶν θαλλοῦ στεφάνωι κ[α]|[τὰ τὸν νόμον, κα]ὶ ἀναγορεῦσαι τοὺ[ς σ]τεφ[ά]|[νους τῆι θυσίαι τ]οῦ Ἀμφιαράου μετὰ τὰς | [σπονδὰς — —]ι[ον] τὸν [— —] || [εὐσεβείας ἕνεκ]εν τῆς εἰς τοὺς θε[οὺς κα]|[ὶ φιλοτιμίας τῆς πρὸ]ς [τ]ο[ὺς θιασώτας] | [— — —].

Item added: February 25, 2016
Item modified: February 25, 2016
ID number: 23222
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