Koloe area (Lydia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), II BCE
ILydiaHM 96 = C.P. Jones, "A Hellenistic Cult-Association," Chiron 38 (2008) 195–204 = AGRW ID# 22577
It was resolved by the association (koinon) of hero-devotees (heroistai) who gather together for Harpalos (senior), Athenodoros (senior), Menodote and Zostas: Since it was announced that the priestess (hiereia) Stratonike–daughter of Athenodoros and mother of both Harpalos (junior) and Athenodoros (junior)–has left us, who was beautiful and good and behaved in an honor-loving manner towards both the association (koineion; i.e. koinon) and each member individually during the gathering (synodos) of the association. (10) She conducted her entire life in an honorable manner, always seeking to maintain her propriety and love of humanity in a manner worthy of her ancestors and she was god-fearing (theosebē).
Then it is just and appropriate, since she is irreproachable, for her to be honored by the associates (koineastai) in the following manner: that a day may be observed for her whenever the rest of the sacrifices are performed, just as is also done for her ancestors (i.e. those heroes listed at the opening); that she also be crowned (20) with a gold crown worth ten gold coins; that a painted portrait be set up in the heroes’ shrine (hērōon); and, that a slab of white stone be set up with the decree inscribed on it, in order that she herself might possess an eternal memorial of her benevolence toward everyone. Furthermore, men are to be sent who, meeting with Harpalos and Athenodoros (i.e. her sons), will explain the honors which have been decreed and will comfort her sons appropriately to endure her deification (apotheōsis) which has taken place, of one who was affectionate towards her children (30) and was blameless by all people during her life-time.Translation by: Harland
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