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Honors (frag.) by Several Associations for a Naval Commander (I BCE) Kamiros on Rhodes - Southeastern islands


Kamiros on Rhodes (Southeastern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), I BCE
IKamiros 78 = IG XII 1, 701 = GIBM II 353 = RICIS 204/0217 = SEG 18 (1962), no. 319 (for reconstruction of line 6) = PHI 193377  = ID# 14606


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Round shield of white marble with a rim (44 cm in diameter). Now in the British Museum, inv. 1867,0504.3. The inscription forms, roughly, a diamond shape (see facsimile below) in order to fit on the shield.

. . . Aristokrateus (?) son of Polyainetos of Silyrios, who has been commander of everything in the station which is on the island, commander of undecked ships, priest (?) in Kamiros; overseer of the sacred; performer of purifications; . . . secretary (?) . . . of the civic inspectors (mastroi).  He has been crowned with a gold . . . crown (?) . . . by the civic inspectors twice; by the association (?) of devotees of Asklepios (Asklepiastai), Pythian deities (Pythiastai), and Hermes (Hermaistai); by the association of Sarapis-devotees (Serapiastai) who are in Kamiros; by the association of Pyrgalidians who are in Lelos; by the association of Nakoreians. . . .   He has been sent as overseer of the sacred to . . . Imbros (?), . . . Lemnos, and Didyma; . . . he has been ambassador (?) . . . to the Alexandrians.  . . . He has been crowned (?). . . by the Council with a gold (?) crown.  . . . Name, secretary of the People honored his leader. . . This is dedicated to Hestia (?) . . . and to Zeus Teleios (“Fulfiller of Rites”).

Translation by: Harland



[— — —]οκράτευς Π̣ο̣|[λ]υ̣αινέτου Σιλυρίου | [στρα]ταγήσαντος ἐκ πάντων | [ἐπὶ τᾶς] χώρας τᾶς ἐν τᾷ νάσσωι καὶ || [στρατευ]σαμένου ἐν τοῖς ἀφράκτοις καὶ | [ἱερατεύσ]αντος ἐν Καμείρωι καὶ ἰεροποιή|[σαντος κ]αὶ ἐξιεριστεύσαντος καὶ γενομένου | [γραμματέως μ]αστρῶν καὶ στεφανωθέντος χρυσέ|[ωι στεφάνωι ὑ]πό τε μαστ[ρῶν] δὶς καὶ ὑπὸ Ἀσκλα||[πιαστᾶν καὶ Π]υθιαστᾶν καὶ Ἑρμαϊστᾶν καὶ ὑπὸ Σεραπι|[αστᾶν κοινοῦ τῶν] ἐν Καμείρωι καὶ ὑπὸ Πυργαλιδᾶν κοι|[νοῦ — — —] τῶν ἐν Λέλ̣ωι καὶ ὑπὸ Νακορείων | [κοινοῦ — — — κ]αὶ ἀποσταλέντος ἰεροποιοῦ εἰς | [Ἴμβρον καὶ ε]ἰς Λῆμνον καὶ Διδυμεῖον καὶ || [πρεσβεύσαν]τος εἰς Ἀλεξάνδρειαν | [καὶ στεφανω]θέντος ὑπὸ τᾶς βουλᾶς | [χρυσ]έωι στεφάνωι | [ὁ δεῖνα γραμ]ματεὺς δαμόσιος | [τὸν αὑτ]ο̣ῦ ἄρχοντα || [Ἑστίαι καὶ] Διὶ Τελείω̣ι̣.

GIBM II 353
Used under a Creative Commons licence. © The Trustees of the British Museum

Facsimile of IKamiros 78 = GIBM 353 (from GIBM).

Item added: October 6, 2013
Item modified: November 30, 2018
ID number: 14606
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