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Honors for Kallippos an Honorary Member of the Performers (105-104 BCE) Paphos on Cyprus - Southeastern islands


Paphos on Cyprus (Southeastern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), 105-104 BCE
Aneziri 2003, 399 (no. E9) = T. B. Mitford, "The Hellenistic Inscriptions of Old Paphos," ABSA 56 (1961) 1–41, at 36-37 (no. 98) = CIG 2620 = PHI 310859  = ID# 20589


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Pedestal found in the temple of Aphrodite. Now in the British Museum (GIBM 385).

This was dedicated to Aphrodite Paphia (“of Paphos”).  The city of the Paphians set this up for Kallippos son of Kallippos, twice secretary of the Council and of the People, chief official of the city, member of the performers (technitai) gathered around Dionysos and the benefactor gods (i.e. Ptolemaic royalty), secretary of the city, and leader of the gymnasium in a helpful manner in the 12th year.

Translation by: Harland



Ἀφροδίτηι Παφίαι· | ἡ πόλις ἡ Παφίων Κάλλιππον Καλλίππου, δὶς γραμμα|τεύσαντα τῆς βουλῆς καὶ τοῦ δήμου καὶ ἠρχευκότα τῆς | πόλεως καὶ τῶν περὶ τὸν Διόνυσον καὶ θεοὺς Εὐεργέ||τας τεχνιτῶν, τὸν γραμματέα τῆς πόλεως, γυμ̣[να]|σιαρχήσαντα καλῶς τὸ ιβʹ (ἔτος).

Item added: December 17, 2015
Item modified: December 28, 2015
ID number: 20589
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