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Honors by Soldiers for the Ship-Captain Dionysios (ca. 250 BCE) Samos - Southeastern islands


Samos (Southeastern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map)
IG XII,6.1 462 = PHI 344227  = ID# 17898

 ca. 250 BCE

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Large base of marble constructed from two stacked stones and found in the sanctuary of Hera (32 x 109.5 x 60 cm and 59 x 35 x 21 cm). Letter heights: 2 cm (lines 1-7), 1.4 cm (lines 8-9), 1-1.2 cm (lines 10 and following).

Those who were soldiers in the decked ship, which was sent by the People to the Iasians during the alliance, honored Dionysios son of Metrodoros, their own captain of the ship with three sets of oars (triērarchos), because of his virtue, benevolence, and righteousness which he has towards them.  He has also been crowned by them with two gold crowns and one bronze image, as well as another in marble, he has been honored by the People of the Iasians with a commendation, and he has been crowned with a gold crown of Hera.

(column 1, line 8) Those who were soliders are as follows: Antipatros son of Thrasippos, Andrion son of Artemon, Temenos son of Artemidoros, Herakleitos son of Artemon, Mnesagoras son of Ariston, Artemidoros son of Theogenes, Thrasymachos son of Dionysios, Timotheos son of Timotheos, Maiandros son of Timotheos, Dioskourides son of Dioskourides, Demetrios son of Menipppos, Iason son of Aristophantos, Demophon son of Epikouros, Andromachos son of Andromachos, Tamesides, Dionysios son of Zenodotos, Dionysios son of Hermippos, Nikon son of Patron, Antigonos son of Antigonos, Apollonides son of Nikmachos, Metrodoros son of Artemidoros, . . . Name son of Apollonios, Peritas son of Peritas, Apollodoros son of Artemidoros, . . . Name son of Triton, Eukles son of Simon, (column 2, line 36) Andromenes son of Andromenes, Name son of Name, . . . Epikrates son of Name . . ., Demetrios son of Name . . . (approximately 24 more missing names in column 2), . . . (column 3, line 64) Charidemos son of Archinos, . . . (approximately 27 more missing names in column 3).

German translation: http://telota.bbaw.de/ig/IG XII 6, 1, 462.

Translation by: Harland



οἱ στρατευσάμενοι ἐν τῆι καταφράκτωι νηῒ τῇ ἀποσ|ταλείσῃ ὑπὸ τοῦ δήμου πρὸς Ἰασεῖς ἐπὶ συμμαχίαν | Διονύσιον Μητροδώρου, τὸν ἑαυτῶν τριήραρχον, | ἀρετῆς ἕνεκεν καὶ φιλαγαθίας καὶ δικαιοσύνης τῆς εἰς ἑαυτοὺς || καὶ στεφανωθέντα ὑπ’ αὐτῶν δὶς χρυσῶι στεφάνωι καὶ εἰκόσιν | μιᾶι μὲν χαλκῇ, ἄλλῃ δὲ μαρμαρίνῃ, τιμηθέντα δὲ καὶ ὑπὸ τοῦ | δήμου τοῦ Ἰασέων ἐπαίνῳ καὶ στεφανωθέντα χρυσῶι στεφάνωι Ἥρ[ῃ]· |

(column 1, line 8) εἰσὶν δὲ οἱ στρατευσάμενοι | οἵδε· || Ἀ̣ντίπατρος Θρασίππου | Ἀ̣νδρίων Ἀρτέμωνος | [Τ]ήμενος Ἀρτεμιδώρου | Ἡ̣ράκλειτος Ἀρτέμωνος | [Μ]νησαγόρας Ἀρίστωνος || [Ἀ]ρτεμίδωρος Θεογένου | [Θ]ρασύμαχος Διονυσίου | [Τ]ιμόθεος Τιμοθέου | Μ̣αιάνδριος Τιμοθέου | Δ̣ιοσκουρίδης Διοσκουρίδου || [Δ]ημήτριος Μενίππου | [Ἰ]άσων Ἀριστοφῶντος | Δ̣ημοφῶν Ἐπικούρου | Ἀ̣νδρόμαχος Ἀνδρομάχου | Ταμεσίδης || [Δ]ιονύσιος Ζηνοδότου | Δ̣ιονύσιος Ἑρμίππου | Ν̣ίκων Πάτρωνος | Ἀ̣ντίγονος Ἀντιγόνου | Ἀ̣πολλωνίδης Νικομάχου || [Μ]η̣τρόδωρος Ἀρτεμιδώρου | [․․․]κ̣λειτος Ἀπολλωνίου | [Περί]τας Περίτου | [Ἀπο]λλόδωρος Ἀρτεμιδ[ώρου] | [․․]ννος Τρίτωνος || [Εὐκ]λῆς Σίμου

(column 2, line 36) Ἀνδρομέ̣νης Ἀν̣δ̣ρο[μέ]ν̣ο[υ] | Θεοδ̣[— — —] | Ἐπικρ̣[άτης — — —] | Δημήτρ[ιος — — —] || Ἀθη̣[να — — —] | Βιο[— — —] | Σ[— — —] | ․[— — —] | [— — —] || [— — —] | [— — —] | [— — —] | [— — —] | [— — —] || [— — —] | [— — —] | [— — —] | [— — —] | [— — —] || [— — —] | [— — —] | [— — —] | [— — —] | [— — —] || [— — —] | [— — —] | [— — —] | [— — —]

(column 3, line 64) [Χα]ρ̣ί̣δ̣[η]μος Ἀρχί̣νου̣ || [— — —] | [— — —] | [— — —] | [— — —] | [— — —] || [— — —] | [— — —] | [— — —] | [— — —] | [— — —] || [— — —] | [— — —] | [— — —] | [— — —] | [— — —] || [— — —] | [— — —] | [— — —] | [— — —] | [— — —] || [— — —] | [— — —] | [— — —] | [— — —] | [— — —] || [— — —] | [— — —]

Item added: November 6, 2015
Item modified: November 9, 2015
ID number: 17898
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