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Honors (frag.) by Samothraciasts for Iollas (II BCE) Methymna on Lesbos - Northern islands


Methymna on Lesbos (Northern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map)
Adolf Wilhelm, "Beschlüsse Lesbischer Samothrakiasten," MDAI(A) 21 (1896) 237-239 = IG XII,2 506 + Suppl. p. 30 (reprinting Wilhelm) = CIG 2167b = PHI 75187  = ID# 17769

 II BCE

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Fragment of a slab of white marble in the court hall of the church of St. Panteleimon, subsequently placed in the Mytilene museum (letter height: 1 cm). On associations devoted to the Samothracian deities, including the present inscription, see Cole 1984, 83-86.

(missing lines) . . . The devotees of the Samothracian deities resolved: to set up an image of him which he wants placed in the (?) . . . sanctuary . . . and to inscribe on it “the association of (?) . . . Samothracian-devotees (Samothraikiastai). . . honored Iollas son of Hegesipolis (?) . . . on account of his love of honor (?) . . . towards them”; to crown him (?) and, with drink-offerings, to proclaim that (?) . . . “the Samothracian-devotees crown Iollas . . . who has accomplished the sacrifices (?)  . . .”   . . . having supervised in accordance with the law . . .; and to begin these . . . praises by us during each meeting (synodos) for his lifetime.   . . . The sacrifice-makers (hieropoioi) who have been appointed with the secretary (grammateus) are to be in charge (?) . . . of the proclamations (kērygmata) . . . , to engrave . . . this decree (?) . . . on a white slab (stele) . . ., and to set it up in the (?) sanctuary (temenos) . . . (about two or more missing lines).

Translation by: Harland



[— — — στῆσαι δ’ αὐτοῦ] | {line 1} [καὶ ε]ἰκό[να χαλκῆν οὗ ἂν βούληται ἐν τῶι] | [τε]μ̣ένει, ἐπι[γράψαι δέ· τὸ κοινὸν τῶν] | Σαμοθραικι[αστῶν Ἰόλαον Ἡγησι(?)]|πόλεως ἀρετῆ[ς ἕνεκα καὶ φιλοτιμίας] ||τῆς εἰς αὐτού[ς· στεφανῶσαι δὲ αὐ]|[τὸ]ν καὶ μετὰ [τὰς σπονδὰς ἀνακη]|[ρύσ]σοντας, ὅτ[ι στεφανοῦσιν οἱ Σα]|μοθραικιασταὶ Ἰόλ[αον τάς τε θυσίας ἐπι]|[τ]ελέσαντα καὶ τ[ῶν ἀεὶ γενομένων συνό]— || [δ]ων ἐπιμεληθέ[ντα κατὰ τὰ νομιζόμε]|[να]· ὑπάρχειν δὲ αὐ[τῶι παρ’ ἡμῖν τοὺς ἐπαί]|νους τούτους κ[αθ’ ἑκάστην σύνοδον δι]|ὰ βίου τοῦ ἑαυτο[ῦ· ἐπιμελεῖσθαι δὲ] | τῶν κηρυγμάτω[ν. τούτων τοὺς ἱεροποι]||οὺς τοὺς ἐνεστη[κότας μετὰ τοῦ γραμμα]|τέως· ἀναγράψαι δ[ὲ τὸ ψήφισμα τόδε] | εἰς στήλην λιθί[νην καὶ ἀναθεῖναι εἰς τὸ] | τέμενος· ἀνα[γράψαι δὲ — — —]

Item added: June 2, 2015
Item modified: January 22, 2016
ID number: 17769
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