Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Honors by Ferrymen for Harbor Functionaries (I CE) Chios - Northern islands


Chios (Northern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map),
SEG 17, no. 382B (1-11) = Louis Robert, "Trois inscriptions de l’Archipel," REG (1929) 20–38, at 35 (lines 1-5 only) = Franz Studniczka, "Aus Chios," MDAI(A) 13 (1888) 160–201, at 170-71 (no. 11 [lines 1-5 only]) = SEG 17 (1960), no. 382B (1-11) = PHI 246590  = ID# 10765


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Block of grey marble (37 x 27 x 47 cm).

The ferrymen (porthmeis) crown the protectors of foreigners (xenophylakes; i.e. perhaps responsible for toll-collecting) who are in charge in the year of Leon (i.e. eponymous official of the city): . . . Name son of Name . . ., Sosipatros (?) son of Name . . . , Neileas son of Neileas (?), the commander of the fleet, on account of virtue and their care for them.

Translation by: Harland



οἱ πορθμεῖς στεφα|νοῦσι τοὺς ξενοφύ|λακας τοὺς ἄρξαν|[τα]ς ἐν τῶι ἐπὶ Λεω||[νίδου ἐνιαυ]τῶι· vac. | [— Ͻ, Σωσί]π̣α̣τρο[ν] | Θε[․ . ․ ․ , τὸν ναύαρ]|χον Ν[ειλέα Ͻ (Νειλέω), ἀρε]|τῆς ἕνε[κεν καὶ ἐπι]||μελήας τῆς [εἰς ἑαυ]|τούς.

Item added: February 12, 2013
Item modified: January 22, 2016
ID number: 10765
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