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Honors by Lycian 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 30 (no. 79) = SEG 13 (1956), no. 577 = PHI 310840  = ID# 20550

 123-118 BCE

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Pedestal for a statue found in the sanctuary of Aphrodite (still at this site in 1961). This is one of three statues (one for Theodoros, one for his wife, and one for his son) that shared one continuous pedestal (see Mitford, nos. 79-81 on this site).

Theodoros son of Seleukos . . . and grandson of Bithyos, “cousin” (?) . . . of the king, governor (stratēgos), commander of the fleet (nauarchos), and high-priest.  The association (koinon) of Lycians stationed on the island set this up on account of his virtue and goodwill towards king Ptolemy, queen Kleopatra his sister, queen Kleopatra his wife, benefactor gods, and their children and on account of his benefaction towards the association.

Translation by: Harland



Θ̣ε̣[όδωρον] Σ̣[ελεύ]κο[υ] τ̣[οῦ Βίθυος(?) τὸν συγγενῆ] | τοῦ βασιλέως, τὸν στρατηγὸν καὶ ναύαρ[χον] | καὶ ἀρχιερέα, τὸ κοινὸν τῶν ἐν τῆι νήσωι τασ[σομένων] | Λυκίων ἀρετῆς ἕνεκεν καὶ εὐνοίας τῆς εἰς β[ασιλέα] || Πτολεμαῖον καὶ βασίλισσαν Κλεοπάτραν τὴν ἀ[δελφὴν καὶ] | βασίλισσαν Κλεοπάτραν τὴν γυναῖκα Θεοὺς [Εὐεργέτας] | καὶ τὰ τέκνα αὐτῶν καὶ τῆς εἰς ἑαυτὸ εὐεργ[εσίας].

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Item modified: December 28, 2015
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