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[252] Honors by Dioskouriasts for the Priest Nikagoras (93 BCE) Lindos on Rhodes - Southeastern islands

Lindos on Rhodes (Southeastern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), 93 BCE
AGRW 252 = ILindos 285 = PHI 191003 = AGRW ID# 1717
Copenhagen Inventory info: 2005


Round base of Lartian marble. These honors are granted by an association devoted to the Dioskouroi (Dioscuri) gods, Castor and Pollux, with the group being founded by a man named Philokrates.

Nikagoras son of Nikagoras and adopted son of Peisias, priest of Athena Lindia, Zeus Polieus, and Artemis who is in the village of Kekoia. The association (koinon) of the Philokrateian devotees of the Diokouroi gods (Dioskouriastai) honored him on account of his piety, goodwill, and benefaction towards them, dedicating this to the gods.  Charmolas son of Artemidoros, Rhodian, made this.

Translation by: Harland

Νικαγόραν Νικαγόρ[α] | καθ ὑοθεσίαν δὲ Πεισίου | ἰερῆ Ἀθάνας Λινδίας καὶ Διὸς | Πολιέως καὶ [[Ἀρτάμιτος τᾶς]] ἐν Κεκοίαι. || τὸ κοινὸν τὸ Διοσκουριαστᾶν | Φιλοκρατείων | ἀρετᾶς ἕνεκα καὶ εὐνοίας | καὶ εὐεργεσίας | τᾶς εἰς αὐτούς. || θεοῖς. | Χαρμόλας Ἀρτεμιδώρου Ῥόδιος ἐποίησε.

Item added: March 2, 2012
Item modified: February 12, 2021
ID number: 1717
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