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Dedication to Zeus and Athena by a Corporate Body of Cilicians (III-I BCE) Arsinoe-Krokodilopolis - Fayum region

Arsinoe-Krokodilopolis (Fayum region, Egypt — Pleiades map), III-I BCE
IFayum I 15 = SB IV 7270 = SEG 8 (1956), no. 573 = PHI 215856 = AGRW ID# 20512
Copenhagen Inventory info: 184


For further discussion of such politeumata, see Lüderitz 1994.

Arrenides son of Koderdos from Syrbenda (in Cilicia), among the first friends, the captains of a thousand (chilarchoi), and the sword-bearers (machairophoroi) around the kings dedicated the gate and everything on it to Zeus and Athena and to the corporate body (politeuma) of Cilicians.  Year 10, on the 20th of Mesore.

Translation by: Harland

Ἀρ̣ρενίδης Κοδέρδ̣ο̣υ Συρβενδεὺς | τῶν αʹ {πρώτων} φίλων καὶ χ(ιλι)ά(ρχων) καὶ περὶ τοὺς | βασιλεῖς μα̣χ̣αιροφόρ̣ω̣ν τ[ὸ]ν πυλ[ῶ]|να καὶ τὰ ἐν αὐτῶι π̣άντα̣ Διὶ καὶ || Ἀθηνᾷ καὶ τῶι πολιτ̣εύμ̣ατι τῶν | Κ̣ιλίκων· (ἔτους) ιʹ, Μεσορὴ κʹ.

Item added: December 16, 2015
Item modified: May 26, 2021
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