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Honors by Associations for Nikassa the Priestess and Her Son (10 CE) Lindos on Rhodes - Southeastern islands


Lindos on Rhodes (Southeastern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), 10 CE
ILindos 392 = RICIS 204/0341-0342 (portions) = SIRIS 239 (portions) = PHI 191118  = ID# 15073


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Slab of marble (79.3 x 76.1 x 33 cm). These two honorary texts list honors granted by numerous civic bodies and associations to Nikassa, the priestess of Athena Lindia, and her son. Among the associations listed are soldiers (devoted to the goddess Athena), farmers, a brotherhood (phratra), and devotees of Isis and Sarapis, Dionysos, Herakles, Athena, Asklepios, and Aphrodite. As common on Rhodes, some of these groups are also designated using the name of the founder (as an adjective). The Atabyriast Pergaists may be a group devoted to Artemis Pergaia, whose membership may have included immigrants from Perge in Lycia (see also IG XII,1 784, involving a dedication to Artemis Pergaia on Rhodes; cf. IG XII,1 15; IG XII,1 454, for Pergaian immigrants on Rhodes). Atabyris is a mountain on Rhodes (with Zeus Atabyris associated with this mountain).

(side A)
The Priestess of Athena Lindia, Nikassa daughter of Myonides and wife of Lapheides son of Lapheides.  She has been honored (?) by the entire People.  She has been honored by the . . . Lindians (?) . . .  She has been honored by the Ialysians.  She has been honored by the Kamirians with a commendation and every honor; by the Paphians with a gold crown and a statue; by the civic inspectors (mastroi) with a gold . . . crown and a statue; by the fellow magistrates; by the fellow-priests, the chief sacrificer, and the sacrificers; by . . . the People of Lindos with a gold crown; by . . . members of the Grennadian brotherhood (patriōtai) with a gold crown and an image; by those settled in Lindos and those farming in Lindos with a gold crown, a gold-plated image, and a bronze statue; by the Damageteians (?) with three gold crowns; by the Atabyriast (Atabyriastai) Pergaists (Pergaistai) founded by . . . Name with a gold crown; . . . by the soldiers who are celebrators of the Panathenaia festival (Panathenaistai) with a gold crown (?) . . .; by the devotees of Isis and Sarapis (Isistai Serapiastai) with. . . two gold (?) . . . crowns; by the Menodoreian (?) Herakles-devotees (Herakleistai) with two gold crowns; by the Lindian (?) Athena-devotees (Athenaistai) with a gold crown; by the Neronianian Dionysos-devotees (Dionysiastai). . . with a crown and an image (?).

(side B)
The boy Lapheides son of Lapheides and grandson of Lapheides.  He has been crowned by the entire People.  He has been honored by the Lindians with a commendation and every honor.  He has been crowned with a gold crown by the Council, which also set up a silver likeness of him on his behalf.  He has been crowned with a gold crown and a statue by the Panathenaists who are soldiers (strateutai) in the ship with three sets of oars (trireme) which is named Euandria.  He has been victorious during the contests of Helios in a chariot drawn by horses.  He has been honored by the Paphians with a gold crown and a statue.  He has been crowned by the Nettidians (?) of the People with a gold crown.  He has been honored by the Ialysians . . . with a commendation (?) . . . and every honor; by the inspectors (mastroi) with a gold crown and a statue; by the fellow-magistrates; by the the fellow priests, the chief-sacrificer, and the sacrificers; by the People of Lindos (?) with a gold crown; by members of the Grennadian brotherhood (patriōtai = phratriōtai) with a gold crown and an image; by those settled in Lindos and those farming in Lindos with a gold crown, gold-plated image, and a bronze statue; by the Damageteians with a gold crown three times; by the Atabyriast Pergaists . . .  founded by Name (?). . . with a gold crown; by the Athena-devotees who are soldiers sharing the same tent (syskanoi) with a gold crown; by the devotees of Isis and Sarapis with two gold crowns; by the Menodoreian Herakles-devotees with two gold crowns; by the Lindian Athena-devotees with a gold crown; by the Neronianian Dionysos-devotees with a gold crown; by the Asklepios-devotees (Asklepiastai) . . . with a gold crown; by the Noumenian Aphrodite-devotees with a gold crown; by the Group-name. . . . who are together with Aristokritos with a gold crown. . . with a gold crown . . . Athena-devotees.

Translation by: Harland



{side A}

ἰέρεια Ἀθάνας Λινδ[ία]ς | Νίκασσα Μυων[ίδ]ευς γυ[ν]ὰ δὲ | Λαφείδευς Λαφείδευς | [τιμαθεῖσ]α ὑπὸ τοῦ σύνπαντος δάμου, καὶ [τιμ]αθεῖσα ὑπὸ | [Λινδίω]ν, καὶ τιμαθεῖσα ὑπὸ Ἰαλυσίων, κα[ὶ] τιμαθεῖσα || [ὑπὸ Κ]αμει[ρέ]ων ἐπαίνῳ καὶ πάσα[ι]ς [ταῖς] τ[ι]μαῖς, καὶ ὑπὸ | [Παφί]ω[ν χρυ]σέῳ στεφάνῳ καὶ ἀνδριάντι, καὶ ὑπὸ μαστρῶν χρυσέῳ | [στεφάνῳ καὶ ἀνδριάντ]ι, καὶ ὑπὸ τᾶν συναρχ[ιᾶν, καὶ ὑ]πὸ τῶν συνιερέων καὶ ἀρχ[ιε]|[ροθύτ]α κα[ὶ ἰερ]οθυτ[ᾶ]ν, καὶ ὑπὸ Λι[νδο]πο[λ]ι[τᾶν τοῦ δάμου] χρυσέῳ στε[φάν]ῳ, καὶ ὑπὸ | [Γρεννα]δᾶν [πατ]ριωτᾶν χρυσέῳ [στ]ε[φά]νῳ [κα]ὶ εἰκό[νι], καὶ ὑπὸ τῶ[ν κατ]ο[ικεύν]των [ἐν] || [Λινδίᾳ] πόλει καὶ γεωργεύντων [ἐν τᾷ] Λιν[δίᾳ] χρυσέῳ στεφάνῳ κα[ὶ εἰ]κόνι ἐπιχρ[ύσῳ] | [καὶ ἀν]δριάντι καλχέῳ {χαλκέῳ}, κ[αὶ] ὑπὸ Δα[μαγητείω]ν̣ [χρυσ]έοις <σ>τεφάνοις τρίς, κα[ὶ ὑπ]ὸ Ἀταβυρ[ι]|[αστᾶν —ηρο]σθεί̣ω̣ν Π[ε]ργαϊστᾶ[ν] χρυσ[έῳ στε]φάνῳ, κα[ὶ ὑπὸ Παναθηναϊστᾶν στρατευ]ομ[έ]ν[ων] | [χρυσέῳ σ]τεφά[νῳ] {ν}, καὶ ὑπὸ Εἰ[σ]ιαστᾶ[ν Σ]ε[ρ]α[πια]στᾶν [χρυσέοις στε]φάνοις [δίς, κ]αὶ ὑπὸ Ἡρακλε[ϊστᾶν] | [Μηνοδωρ]είων χρυσέοις στεφάνοις [δ]ίς, κ[αὶ] ὑπὸ Ἀθαναϊστ[ᾶν Λινδιαστᾶν] χρυσέῳ [σ]τ[εφάνῳ], || [καὶ ὑπὸ] Διονυσιαστᾶν Νερωνιαν[ῶν — — — στε]φάνωι καὶ [εἰκόνι?]

{side B}

κόρος | Λαφείδης Λαφείδευς τοῦ Λαφείδε[υς] | [στεφανω]θεὶς ὑπὸ τοῦ σύνπα[ν]τος δάμου, [κ]α[ὶ τει]μαθεὶς ὑπὸ Λινδ[ίων] | [ἐπ]αίνῳ καὶ πάσαις ταῖς τειμαῖς, καὶ στ[εφ]α[ν]ωθεὶς χρυσέῳ στ[εφά]|[νῳ] ὑπὸ τᾶς β[ο]υ[λ]ᾶς, ἀναθείσας δὲ ὑπὲρ αὐτοῦ τᾶς βουλ[ᾶς] καὶ πρόσ[ωπον] || [ἀρ]γύρεον, [καὶ στ]εφανωθεὶς χρυσέῳ [στεφά]νῳ καὶ ἀν[δρ]ιάντι ὑπὸ Π[αν]|[αθη]ναϊ[σ]τ[ᾶν] στρατευο[μ]ένων [ἐ]ν [τ]ρι[η]μ[ι]ολ[ίᾳ] ᾇ [ὄν]ομα Εὐανδρία, καὶ νι[κά]|[σα]ς Ἁλ[ίει]α ἅρματι τελείῳ, καὶ τιμαθεὶς ὑπὸ [Π]αφίων χρυσέῳ στεφάν[ῳ] | [καὶ] ἀνδριάντι, καὶ στεφανωθεὶς ὑπὸ [Νεττιδ?]ᾶ[ν] τοῦ δάμου χρυ[σέῳ] | [στ]εφάνῳ, καὶ τειμαθεὶς ὑπὸ Ἰαλυσίω[ν ἐπαίνῳ] καὶ [πάσ]αις ταῖς [τ]ειμ[αῖ]ς, [καὶ] || [ὑπὸ] μαστρῶν χρυσέῳ στεφάνῳ καὶ ἀνδριά[ντι, καὶ] ὑπὸ [τ]ᾶν σ[υνα]ρχ[ιᾶν], καὶ ὑπὸ [τῶ]ν [συν]|[ιερέ]ων καὶ ἀρχιεροθύτα καὶ ἰεροθυτᾶν, καὶ [ὑπὸ Λινδο]πο[λ]ι[τᾶν τοῦ δ]άμου χρ[υσέῳ] | [στεφά]νῳ, καὶ ὑπὸ Γρενναδᾶν πατρι[ω]τᾶν χρυσέῳ σ[τε]φά[νῳ καὶ εἰκόνι καὶ ὑ]πὸ τῶν κατ[οικεύν]|[των] ἐν Λ[ιν]δίᾳ [π]όλει καὶ γεωργεύντων ἐν [τᾷ Λι]ν[δίᾳ χρυσέῳ στεφάνῳ] καὶ εἰκόνι ἐπ[ιχρύσῳ] | [καὶ] ἀνδριάντι κα[λ]χέωι {χαλκέωι}, καὶ ὑπὸ Δαμαγητε[ίων χρ]υσ[έῳ στ]εφάνῳ τρίς, [κ]αὶ ὑπὸ Ἀταβυρ[ιαστᾶν] || [—]η̣ροσθε[ί]ω[ν Πε]ργαϊστᾶν χρυσέῳ στεφά[ν]ῳ, [καὶ] ὑπὸ [Ἀ]θαναϊστᾶν στρατευομένω[ν συ]|[σκ]άνω̣ν χρυ[σέ]ῳ στεφά[νῳ] καὶ ὑπὸ Εἰσ[ιασ]τᾶν Σερα[πιασ]τᾶ[ν χ]ρυσέοις στεφάνοις δίς, καὶ ὑπ[ὸ Ἡρα]|[κλ]εϊσ[τ]ᾶν Μηνοδωρείων χρυσέοις στεφάνοις δίς, [καὶ ὑπ]ὸ Ἀθαναϊστᾶν Λινδιαστᾶν χρυσέῳ [στεφά]|[νῳ], καὶ ὑπὸ Διονυσιαστᾶν Νερωνιανῶν χρ[υσέῳ στεφάνῳ], καὶ ὑπὸ Ἀσκλαπιαστᾶν [— — —] | [— — —] χρ[υσ]έ[ῳ] στεφάνῳ, καὶ ὑπὸ Ἀφροδισιασ[τᾶν — — —] Νουμη[ν]είων χρυσέῳ στεφά[νῳ, καὶ] || [ὑπὸ — — —]ιαστᾶν [— — —]αστᾶν Σω[— — — τῶν σὺν] Ἀριστ[οκ]ρίτῳ χρυσέῳ στεφάν[ῳ] | [— —]αι[— —]ο[— —]Λ[— — —]αστα[— — —] χρυσέῳ στεφάνῳ καὶ | [— — — Ἀθ]α[ν]αϊ[σ]τᾶν.

Item added: March 13, 2015
Item modified: April 6, 2016
ID number: 15073
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