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Honors by the Association of Sanctuary Dedicators for Athenagoras (188 CE) Miletos area [Didyma] - Ionia


Miletos area [Didyma] (Ionia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 188 CE
IDidyma 486 = PHI 247002 = AGRW ID# 12328


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Upper part of a slab of white marble decorated with crowns in relief (76.5 x 45 x 29 cm). The inscription is heavily damaged and most of the second half is not intelligible.

When the god who is with Autokles was crown-bearer, on the 13th of the month of Artemision, it was resolved by the association (koinon) of the ones dedicating the sanctuary (temenizontoi) to Aphrodite and Apollo Didymeus (“of Didyma”) who are listed – Demetrios son of Epikrates, Amphinomos son of Epiphon, Melanippos son of Lamachos, and Leontiskos son of Philoxenos – saying: Whereas, Athenagoras son of Paionios, having contributed from the beginning, succeeds in increasing the honors for the gods and the processions of the association (koinon) . . . (missing most of line) in Didyma . . .

(The remaining lines in honor of the benefactor, which are too fragmentary to translate, make mention of a wall or enclosure, a property near the sacred trading-centre, and a sanctuary of Zeus).

Translation by: Harland



[ἐπὶ στε]φανηφόρου τοῦ θεοῦ τοῦ μετ' | [Αὐτο]κ̣λ̣ῆ̣ν μη[νὸς] Ἀ̣[ρτεμισ]ι̣ῶνος τ̣[ρί]τ̣η̣[ι] | [ἐ]π̣ὶ̣ δ̣έκα̣ [ἔ]δο̣[ξ]ε τῶι κοινῶι τῶν τ̣εμε[νι]|ζ̣όντων τῆι Ἀ̣φ̣φοδίτηι καὶ τῶι Ἀπόλλ̣[ω]||ν̣ι τῶι Διδ̣υμ[εῖ·] τῶν ἡ̣ιρημένων ἀνδρῶ[ν] | Δημήτριος Ἐπικ̣ρ̣ά̣του, Ἀμφίνομος Ἐ|πιφῶντος, Μελ̣[άν]ιππος [Λα]μάχου, Λ̣[ε]|ο]ντίσκος Φιλοξένου vac. εἶπαν· vac. ἐπε[ι]|δ̣ὴ̣ Ἀθηναγόρας Π̣α[ιω]ν̣[ίο]υ ἀπὸ τῆ[ς] || ἀ̣ρχ̣[ῆ]ς? ἐπιδ̣[εδ]ω̣κ̣ὼ̣ς̣ τυγχάνει εἰ[ς] | τὸ συναυξῆσαι τάς τε τῶν θεῶν τ[ι]|μὰς καὶ τὰς τοῦ κοινοῦ προσόδους κ․ ․ | ․ Ο ․ ca.4 ․ ․ ΛΙΠ ․ ca.4 ․ ․ [ἐν] Διδύ[μ]ο[ι]ς τὴμ πρ․ ․ | Τ ․ Σ[ ․ ]․ ․ ․ [ ․ ] ․ ․ ca.8-9․ ․ ․ Λ ․ πρὸς τὸ || [τ]οιχίον τ․ ․ ․ ca. 12-13 ․ ․ ․ ․ Ε ․ ΤΕ ․ | ․ ․ ουτου ․ ․ ․ ca.9-10 ․ ․ ․ [ ․ ] ․ καὶ ἐπάν[ω] | [ἀ]ναβάσε̣ως ․ ․ ca. 10-11․ ․ ․ ην προ[σ]|[ε]δω[ρήσ]ατο κ̣․4․․ [χω]ρίον ΕΙΣΤΕ․ | ΙΕΙ̣Ο̣Σ̣Π․Σ․ το[ῦ ἱ]ε<ρ>οῦ ἐ̣μ̣πορίου κα[ὶ] || τῶν προσόντων ․ ․ ca.8-9․ ․ ․άτω[ν] | καὶ πρὸς στη․ ․ ․ ca. 9-10․ ․ ․ μετ[ὰ] | πάσης [ὁ]μον[οία]ς καὶ [δι]κ̣α̣[ι]οσύνης | καὶ ἐπὶ τω․ ․ ca. 5 ․ ․ ε̣ το․ΙΣΙΤΟΥ τοὺς | ταμίας Ο․ ․Ο․ ․Ο․ ․ε πᾶσαν τῆς χρ[υ]||σονομί[α]ς [προ]σηγόρασε τὸμ πρ[οσ]|εχῆ τόπον τοῦ ὑπ[ὸ] τὴν ἑρ̣μὴν π․․․ | δ̣ι̣ή̣κ̣οντος τὸμ πε̣[ρί]βολον [․]․χη̣․ . ca. 4․ ․ | ἴσην καὶ τὰ̣ ἔνδ̣ο[ν] ἐπ’ ὄψει ἀ̣ρ̣γὰ [παν]|τελῶ̣ς πρὸς τὸ Διὸς τ[έμ]ε[νος ․ ․ ․] || ὑπαίθρου καταφυτεῦσαι ․ ․ . ca.6 ․ ․ ․ | καὶ ἄξιον τῶν θεῶν τοτε․ ․ ․ ca.8 ․ ․ ․ ․ | [ε]νέγκαι μετ[ὰ] τα̣ῦ̣τα ε̣[․ ․ ․ . ca.10․ ․ ․ .] | ․ ․ ․ο̣ι̣τ̣ε̣τ̣[—] | {many missing lines}

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