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[249] Honors by Hermaists for a Priest (ca. 115 BCE) Lindos on Rhodes - Southeastern islands

Lindos on Rhodes (Southeastern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), ca. 115 BCE
AGRW 249 = ILindos 251 = PHI 190969 = AGRW ID# 1691
Copenhagen Inventory info: 2007


Round statue base of Lartian marble with traces of the statue’s feet. The Alkimedontian Hermaists were a group devoted to the god Hermes and, most likely, founded by a man named Alkimedon.

Mikythos son of Mikythos and adopted son of Eubolos, who served as priest of Athena Lindia (“of Lindos”), Zeus Polieus (“of the City”), Artemis in the village of Kekoia, and Pythian Apollo, and who served as sacrificing priest.  The Alkimedonteian Hermes-devotees (Hermaistai) honored their own benefactor.  This is dedicated to the gods.

Translation by: Harland

Μίκυθον Μικύθου | καθ’ ὑοθεσίαν δὲ Εὐβούλου | ἰερατεύσαντα | Ἀθαναίας Λινδίας καὶ || Διὸς Πολιέως καὶ | Ἀρτάμιτος τᾶς ἐν Κεκοίαι καὶ | Ἀπόλλωνος Πυθαιέως καὶ | ἰεροθυτήσαντα | Ἑρμαϊσταὶ Ἀλκιμεδόντειοι || τὸν αὑτῶν εὐεργέταν. | θεοῖς.

Item added: February 4, 2012
Item modified: February 12, 2021
ID number: 1691
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