Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Honors with Mention of an Honorary Member of the Performers (142-105 BCE) Paphos on Cyprus - Southeastern islands


Paphos on Cyprus (Southeastern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), 114-107 BCE
Aneziri 2003, 399 (no. E8) = T. B. Mitford, "The Hellenistic Inscriptions of Old Paphos," ABSA 56 (1961) 1–41, at 35 (no. 95) = OGIS 163 = PHI 310856  = ID# 20584


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Pedestal for a statue found near the Church of St. Luke at Kouklia. Now lost.

The city of the Paphians set this up for Aristonike daughter of Ammonios and wife of Aristokrates–”cousin,”  royal recorder, and member of the performers (technitai) gathered around Dionysos on Cyprus–on account of her generosity towards the city.

Translation by: Harland



ἡ πόλις ἡ Παφίων | Ἀριστονίκην τὴν Ἀμμωνίου γυναῖκα δὲ Ἀριστοκράτους | τοῦ συγγενοῦς καὶ ὑπομνηματογράφου κ[α]ὶ τῶν κατὰ Κύπρον | περὶ τὸν Διόνυσον τεχνιτῶν φιλαγαθίας ἕνεκεν τῆς || εἰς ἑαυτήν.

Item added: December 17, 2015
Item modified: December 17, 2015
ID number: 20584
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