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Honorary Decree by Dionysiac Performers for Epikles (III BCE) Kos - Southeastern islands

Kos (Southeastern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), III CE
IKosS ED 79 = IKosPH 24 = PHI 185657 = AGRW ID# 11440
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1878


Fragment of a slab of marble found built into the steps of a house in the village of Kermeti (37 x 39 x 9 cm)

The association of performers gathered around Dionysos resolved: Whereas Epikles son of . . . Theudoros, citizen of Kos, demonstrates all forms of (?) . . . eagerness and pursuit of honor. . . towards the association of performers gathered around (?) . . . Dionysos, and he continues to supply the needs of all those who meet with him, it was resolved by the association of performers: to praise Epikles son of Theudoros, citizen of Kos; to crown him with a crown according to our custom because of the virtue and goodwill which he has towards the performers; and, to choose two ambassadors from all the performers who, going to Kos, will deliver the decree and invite the Koans who are friends of the association (?) . . .

Translation by: Harland

[ἔδ]οξεν τῶι [κ]οιν[ῶι τ̣]ῶ[ν περὶ τὸν Διόνυσον τεχνι]|[τ]ῶν· ἐπε̣ι̣δ̣ὴ̣ Ἐ̣π̣ι̣κ̣λ̣[ῆς] Θ̣[ευδώρου Κῶιος τὴν πᾶσαν] | [σ]πουδὴν κ̣αὶ φι[λοτιμίαν πρὸς τὸ κοινὸν τῶν περὶ] | [τὸ]ν Διόνυσον τεχν[ιτῶν ἐνδείκνυται καὶ] χρεί̣α̣ς̣ [πα]||[ρ]εχόμ̣ενο̣ς τοῖς [ἐντυγ]χά[νουσ]ι διατελεῖ, | [δ]εδόχθαι τῶι κοινῶ̣ι̣ τῶν τεχνιτῶν· ἐπαινέ|σ̣αι Ἐπικλῆν Θευδ[ώρου Κ]ῶιον καὶ στεφανῶ|σ̣αι αὐτὸν στεφάνωι̣ τῶι ἐκ τοῦ νόμου ἀρε|τῆς ἕνεκεν καὶ ε̣ὐ̣ν̣οίας τῆς εἰς τοὺς τεχνίτα[ς]· || [ἑ]λέσθαι δὲ [καὶ] π̣ρ[ε]σ̣β̣ε̣[υτὰ]ς ἐ[κ πάν]των τῶν τεχ[νι]|τ̣ῶν δύο, οἵτινες [παρ]αγενόμενοι εἰς Κῶ τό τε | [ψή]φισμα τ̣ό̣δε ἀποδώσουσι καὶ παρα[κα]λέσου|[σ]ι̣ν̣ Κώιο[υ]ς ὄντας φίλους τῶι κ̣[οινῶι — —] | [— — —]

IKosPH 24: Facsimile from Paton and Hicks.
Public domain.

Item added: March 6, 2013
Item modified: January 14, 2021
ID number: 11440
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