Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Grave of Hephaistion from Antioch Prepared by Meniasts (undated) Lindos on Rhodes - Southeastern islands

Lindos on Rhodes (Southeastern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), undated
AGRW (not inlcuded) = IG XII,1 917 = CMRDM I 17 = PHI 139469 = AGRW ID# 15095
Copenhagen Inventory info: 2092


Funerary altar decorated with 6 bucrania, garlands, ribbons and little chains found at Lartos (76 x 78 x 44 cm; letter height: 2 cm). The Meniasts were a group devoted to the Phrygian moon god Men. The father was from Pisidian Antioch (closest to Phrygia), Syrian Antioch or some other Antioch. The reference to the son being a "native" suggests that he was born at Lindos.

(column 1) The association (koinon) of Meniasts honored Hephaistion of Antioch with a crown of olive branches. (crown)  (column 2) Diodotos, native, son of Hephaistion.  (beneath both columns) Farewell good men!

Translation by: Harland

{column a, line 1} τὸ κοινὸν | τὸ Μηνιαστᾶν | ἐτίμασε | Ἡφαιστίωνα | Ἀντιοχῆ θαλλίνωι στεφάνωι. ||


{column b, line 1} Διόδοτος | ἐγγενής, | υἱὸς | Ἡφαιστίωνος. ||

{beneath both columns, beginning at line 6} χρηστοὶ χαίρετε.

Facsimile of IG XII,1 917 (from IG).

Item added: March 6, 2015
Item modified: February 23, 2021
ID number: 15095
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