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Honors by Lapethiasts for Apollodoros and Nikaia (undated) Lindos on Rhodes - Southeastern islands


Lindos on Rhodes (Southeastern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), Undated
IG XII,1 867 = PHI 139419  = ID# 15089


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Part of a block (28 x 31 cm). The association of Lapethiasts is likely a group of immigrants from Lapethos (Lapithos) on Cyprus. A similar (if not the same) group of Lapethiasts is attested in an inscription from Rhodos on Rhodes: see IRhodJ 36 on this site.

The association (koinon) of devotees of the god of Lapethos (Lapethiastai; or: immigrants from Lapethos on Cyprus) honored Apollodoros. . . son of Name. . . with two crowns of olive branches, with two gold crowns, with the first seats, and with exemption from everything because of his virtue and goodwill which he continues to have towards them.  Nikaia daughter of Letodoros (crown) and wife of Apollodoros (crown) has been crowned by the devotees of the god of Lapethos with a crown of olive branches.

Translation by: Harland



[τὸ κ]οινὸν τὸ Λαπηθιαστᾶν ἐτίμασε Ἀπολλόδωρον [τοῦ δεῖνος] | θαλλίνοις στεφάνοις δυσίν, χρυσέοις στεφάνοις δυσίν, | προεδρίαι, ἀτελείαι πάντων ἀρετᾶς ἕνεκα καὶ εὐνοίας ἃν ἔ[χων] | διατελεῖ εἰς αὐτούς. | vac. Νίκαια Λητοδ̣[ώρ]ου || {crown} γυνὰ δὲ Ἀπο[λλοδώρου] {crown} | στεφαν[ωθεῖσα] | ὑπὸ Λαπη[θιαστᾶν] | θαλλίνωι [στεφάνωι].

Facsimile of IG XII,1 867 (from IG).

Item added: March 7, 2015
Item modified: November 27, 2015
ID number: 15089
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