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Honours by an Association Devoted to Zeus Hyetios for Two Members (III BCE) Kos - Southeastern islands


Kos (Southeastern islands, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), III BCE
IKosPH 382 = IG XII,4.1 121 = PHI 187004  = ID# 11436


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Slab of marble found in the old church in Antimachea (63 x 33 x 6 cm).

(two olive crowns) When Nikophronos was sovereign magistrate (monarchēs; i.e. the eponymous official of Kos), in the month of Artamitios, it was resolved by the association (koinon) of those brought together by the god Zeus Hyetios (“Rain-bringer”) on the proposal of Charmippos son of Parmeniskos, Philistos son of Philistos, and Lykaithos son of Parmeniskos: Whereas Nikagoras son of Theudoros and Lykaithos son of Leukippos, voluntary monthly officers (epimēnioi), made offerings of appeasement to Zeus, revived the sacrifice of Zeus, and arranged a reception for fellow members of the subdivision (damotai) and all the others in a manner worthy of the gods, leaving out nothing in their zeal and eagerness.  Therefore, in order that, along with these things, the chosen monthly officers may supply many things eagerly, recognizing the goodwill of the members of the subdivision, it was resolved to praise Nikagoras and Lykaithos for their conduct and the piety which they especially have towards the god and the members of the subdivision and to crown the same with ten gold crowns.  Now the treasurers (tamiai) will have the decree inscribed on a monument (stele) of stone and set up alongside the altar of Zeus.  The cost that is incurred for the monument will be paid by the treasurers.

Translation by: Harland



{two olive crowns}

ἐπὶ μ[ον]άρχου Νικόφρονος, μηνὸ[ς] | Ἀρταμιτίου, ἔδοξε τῶι κοινῶ[ι] | τῶν συμπορευομένων παρὰ Δ[ία] | [Ὑ]έτιον· Χάρμιππος Παρμενίσ[κου] || [κ]αὶ Φίλιστος Φιλίστου καὶ Λύκα[ι]|θος Παρμενίσκου εἶπαν· ἐπε[ι]|δὴ Νικαγόρας Θευδώρου κα[ὶ] | Λύκαιθος Λευκίππου γενόμ[ε]|νοι ἐπιμήνιοι αὐτεπάγγελ||τοι τά τε ἱερὰ ἐξέθυσαν τῶ[ι] | Διῒ καὶ ἀνενεώσαντο τὰν θυ|σίαν τοῦ Διὸς καὶ τὰν ὑποδοχὰ[ν] | [ἐ]ποήσαντο τῶν δαμοτᾶν καὶ | [τ]ῶν ἄλλων πάντων ἀξίως τῶ[ν] || [θ]εῶν, σπουδᾶς καὶ προθυμίας | [ο]ὐθὲν ἐλλείποντες· ὅπως οὖν κα[ὶ το]|ὶ μετὰ ταῦθ’ αἱρούμενοι ἐπιμήνιοι [πολ]|ὺ προθυμοτέρος αὑτὸς παρέχ[ωντ]|αι, εἰδότες τὰν τῶν δαμοτᾶν ε[ὔ]||[ν]οιαν· δεδόχθαι Νικαγόραν μὲ[ν] | [κ]αὶ Λύκαιθον ἐπαινέσαι ἐπί τ[ε] | τᾶι αἱρέσει καὶ εὐσεβείαι ἃν [ἔ]|χοντι ποτὶ τὸς θεὸς καὶ τ[ὸς] | [δ]αμότας, καὶ στεφανῶσαι [αὐ]||τὸς ἀπὸ χρυσῶν δέκα· το[ὶ δὲ] | ταμίαι ἀναγραψάντων τόδε [τὸ ψά]|φισμα ἐς στάλαν λιθίναν κ[αὶ] | ἀναθέντων πὰρ τὸν βωμὸν | τοῦ Διός· τὸ δὲ ἀνάλωμα [τὸ γε]||νόμενον ἐς τὰν στάλαν τε[ι]|σάντων τοὶ ταμίαι.

IKosPH 382: Facsimile by Paton and Hicks.
Public domain.

Item added: March 5, 2013
Item modified: March 11, 2015
ID number: 11436
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