Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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[248] Honors by Devotees of Erethimios and Asklepios (27 BCE-14 CE) Kamiros on Rhodes - Southeastern islands

Kamiros on Rhodes (Southeastern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), 27 BCE-14 CE
AGRW 248 = IKamiros 87 = PHI 193391 = AGRW ID# 1689
Copenhagen Inventory info: 2027


This statue is dedicated to a family member whose name is lost. The inscription includes a list of previous honors including those by various associations. The association named variations on Eretheibiazontes is also attested in IRhodErethJ 1-2. This group (or these groups) were devoted to Apollo Erethimios / Erythibios (“Averter of Mildew”; namely, protector of crops; cf. Strabo, Geogr. 13.1.64). They do not seem to be boards of priests. The Pasiphonteian association devoted to the god Asklepios was evidently founded by a man named Pasiphontos, a common name on Rhodes.

. . . This was set up by Theuphanes III of Plarios and Auxesis of Plarios, daughter of Athanodoros, on behalf of their son; by Euphranax of Plarios, Mentor of Plarios and Theuphanes IV of Plarios on behalf of their brother; by Iason son of Euphranax on behalf of the deity; and, by Theuphanes V of Plarios on behalf of the deity. He has been crowned by the Kamirians . . . and by the association of harmonious Erethimios-devotees (Eretheibiazontes) and by the Pasiphonteian association of Asklepios-devotees (Asklepiastai) on account of his goodwill towards the association.  This is dedicated to the gods.  Anthos from Knidos, resident alien, made this.

Translation by: Harland

Θευφάνης γ ʹ Πλάριος καὶ Αὔξησις Ἀθα|νοδώρου Πλαρία τὸν υἱόν, Εὐφράναξ | καὶ Μέντωρ καὶ Θευφάνης δ ʹ Πλάριοι τὸν | ἀδελφόν, καὶ Ἰάσων Εὐφράνακτος τὸν θεῖον || καὶ Θευφάνης <ε ʹ> Πλάριος τὸν θεῖον, στεφανωθέ[ν]|τα ὑπὸ Καμειρέων . . . . . . ω̣[ν καὶ] ὑπὸ Ἐρε|θειβιαζόντων Ὁμο̣ν̣[ο]ε̣ί̣ων κο[ιν]ο̣[ῦ] κ̣[α]ὶ ὑπὸ | Ἀσκλαπιαστᾶν Πασιφω̣ντεί̣ω̣[ν] κ̣οι̣νοῦ εὐ|νοίας ἕνεκα τᾶς εἰς α̣ὐ̣τὸν || θεοῖς. | Ἄνθος Κνίδιος μέτοικος ἐποίει.

Item added: February 4, 2012
Item modified: February 12, 2021
ID number: 1689
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