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Dedication to Poseidon Hippios by Soldiers (155-153 BCE) Kos - Southeastern islands

Kos (Southeastern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), 155-153 BCE
IG XII,4.2 565 = IKosS EV 180 = Clara Rhodos 8 (1936) 229-230 = SEG 52 (2002), no. 792 = Christian Habicht, "Beiträge zu koischen Inschriften des 2. Jahrhunderts v. Chr," in Widerstand, Anpassung, Integration: die griechische Staatenwelt und Rom : Festschrift für Jürgen Deininger zum 65. Geburtstag, ed. Linda-Marie Günther (Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2002), 106-107 = PHI 185994 = AGRW ID# 17841


Small plaque of white marble found in a stronghold in the city (27.5 x 27.5 x 7.5 cm; letter height: 1.2 -1.5 cm). Habicht 2002 (see also SEG) dates the inscription to the time of the second Kretan war (rather than the Mithradatic war of 84-81 BCE).

Pytheios son of Kleagoras, Rhodian, commander of undecked ships, Hagesis son of Hagesis and adopted son of Phainilas, Rhodian, Euphanes son of Euphanes, Rhodian, and the fellow-soldiers (hoi synstrateuomenoi) dedicated this to Poseidon Hippios (“of Horses”).

Translation by: Harland

Πύθειος Κλεαγόρα Ῥόδιος | ἄρχων ἀφράκτων | καὶ τριήραρχοι | Ἅγησις Ἁγήσιος || καθ’ ὑοθεσίαν δὲ | Φαινίλα Ῥόδιος | Εὐφάνης Εὐφάνευς Ῥόδιος | καὶ οἱ συνστρατευόμενοι | Ποσειδᾶνι Ἱππίωι.

Item added: November 9, 2015
Item modified: November 9, 2015
ID number: 17841
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