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Honors (frag.) by Samothraciasts (undated) Methymna on Lesbos - Northern islands

Methymna on Lesbos (Northern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), undated
IG XII,2 507 = Adolf Wilhelm, "Beschlüsse Lesbischer Samothrakiasten," MDAI(A) 21 (1896) 237-238 = PHI 75188 = AGRW ID# 12291


Fragment of a slab. This fragment of an honorary inscription involves an association of Samothraciasts, likely devotees of the Great gods of Samothrace and/or Samothracian immigrants.

Too fragmentary to translate.

Translation by: Harland

[— — — φ]ιλο[δοσίας] | [κ]αὶ χορη[γίας οὐδὲν ἐλλείπ]οντες, ἐνδε[ικνύ]|μενοι τὴν ε[ὔν]οιαν ἣν ἔχουσιν πρὸς [τοὺς] | Σαμοθραικιαστάς· ὅπως οὖν ἦι πᾶσι φ[ανε]||ρὸν ὅτι τὸ κοινὸν τῶν Σαμοθραικιαστ[ῶν τι]|μᾶι τοὺς φιλοτιμουμένους εἰς αὐτο[ύς], | ἀγαθῆι τύχηι ἐψη[φ]ίσθαι· ἐπαινέσ[αι αὐ]|τοὺς ἐπί τε τῆι πρὸς τοὺς θεοὺς εὐσεβ[είαι καὶ] | ἐπὶ τῆι πρὸς τοὺς Σαμοθραικιαστὰς φι[λοδοσί]||αι καὶ στεφανοῦν αὐτοὺς καθ’ ἑκά[στην] | σύνοδον διὰ βίου τοῦ ἑαυτῶν· ὅτ[αν δὲ ἡ πομ]|[π]ὴ τῶν Σαμοθραικιαστῶν παραπ[έμπηται ἐκ] | [το]ῦ πρυτανείου εἰς τὸ ἱερὸ[ν — — —] | [— — —]

Item added: May 13, 2013
Item modified: January 22, 2016
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