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Honorary Decree (frag.) by Euthalidians for Sosikrates (II BCE) Netteia on Rhodes - Southeastern islands

Netteia on Rhodes (Southeastern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), II BCE
IG XII,1 890 = C. T. Newton, "On an Unedited Rhodian Inscription," JHS 2 (1881) 354–61 = PHI 139442 = AGRW ID# 15093
Copenhagen Inventory info: 2055


Slab of marble damaged at the top and found (by Newton) in the ruins of a church an hour outside of the village of Apolakkia (73 x 37 x 9 cm). The inscription includes part of two decrees, the first of which is by the association of Euthalidians (likely a group founded by a man named Euthalios) and the second of which is a decree by the civic institutions granting the Euthalidians permission to set up the monument in the temple of Ancestral Zeus in Netteia.

(missing lines followed by twelve extremely fragmentary lines) . . . to crown Sosikrates son of Kleonymos, citizen of Netteia, with a crown of olive branches (?) . . . After ratifying this decree, the superintendents (epistatai) and the heralds (kērykes) are to be in charge of the crowning . . . and the public proclamation (?) . . . in the meeting (syllogos) that follows. . . .  Therefore, in order that (?) . . . this granting of honor might be visible afterwards, let the Euthalidians elect a man.  Let the one who is elected ask (20) the Council and the People to give the Euthalidians permission to praise and to crown Sosikrates son of Kleonymos of Neitteia and, having this decree inscribed on a monument of white stone, let him set it up in Netteia in the temple of Zeus Patroos (“Ancestral”), if the Euthalidians may display it.  Also let the sacred-treasurer (hierotamias) pay not more than fifty drachmas towards these tasks.  Euphranor son of Dardanos, citizen of Netteia, was elected.

(Decree of the civic institutions)

When Agestratos was priest, on the 27th of the month of Karneios, (30) the Council and the People resolved:  Euphranor son of Dardanos, citizen of Neitteia, proposed: To give permission to Euphranor son of Dardanos, citizen of Netteia, and the association (koinon) of Euthalidians to praise and to crown Sosikrates son of Kleonymos, citizen of Netteia with a crown of olive branches, and to set up the monument (stelē) in Netteia in the temple of Zeus Patroos.

Translation by: Harland

[— — —]Σ | [․]Ν[— — —]Α[— —]Ε[— —] | ΑΤΙ[— — —]ΑΚ[— —] | ΤΑΣΙ[— — —]Σ | ΟΣ[— — —] || Π̣ΟΝ[— — —] | ΘΕ[— — —] | ΩΝ[— — —] | ΠΟ̣[— — —] | Α[— — —] || ΠΡΟ[— — —] | ΔΑ[— — — στεφανῶσαι Σωσικράτη Κλε]|ωνύ[μου Νεττίδαν θαλλοῦ] στεφάν̣[ω]ι, κυρ[ω]|θέντ̣ο[ς τοῦδε τοῦ ψαφί]σματος οἱ ἐπισ[τά]|ται καὶ οἱ κ[άρυκες ἐπιμ]εληθέντω τᾶς || στεφανώσ[ιος καὶ ἀναγο]ρεύσιος ἐν τῶι ἔπε[ι]|[τ]α συλλόγωι. | [ὅπως οὖν(?) κ]αὶ εἰς τὸν μετὰ ταῦτα̣ | χρόνον φανερ[ὰ ἦι τὰ δ]όξαντα, Εὐθαλίδαι | ἑλέσθωσαν ἄν̣[δρα], ὁ δὲ αἱρεθεὶς αἰτησάσ||θω τὰν βουλὰν κα[ὶ τὸ]ν δᾶμον, δεδόσθαι Εὐθ[α]|λίδαις ἐπαινέσαι κ[αὶ] στεφανῶσαι Σωσικρά[τη] | Κλεωνύμου Νεττ[ίδ]αν, καὶ ἀναγράψας τόδ[ε] | τὸ ψάφισμα εἰστάλαν λιθίναν ἀναθέτω ἐ[ν] | Νεττείαι ἐν τῶι ἱερῶι τῶι τοῦ Διὸς το[ῦ] || Πατρώιου, εἴ κα Εὐθαλίδαι ἀποδείξωντα̣[ι]· | ὁ δὲ ἱεροταμίας τελεσάτω εἰς τὰ ἔργα μ[ὴ] | πλεῖον δραχμᾶν πεντήκοντα. αἱρέθ[η] | Εὐφράνωρ Δαρδάνου Νεττίδας. | ἐπ’ ἰερέως Ἀγεστράτου, Καρνείου ἑ||βδόμαι ἐξ ἰκάδ̣ος, ἔδοξε τᾶι βου<λ>ᾶ[ι] | καὶ τῶι δάμωι· Εὐφράνωρ Δαρδάνου Νε̣[τ]|τίδας εἶπε· δεδόσθαι Εὐφράνορι Δαρδάνο̣[υ] | Νεττίδαι καὶ Εὐθαλιδᾶν τῶι κοινῶι ἐπ[αι]|νέσαι καὶ στεφανῶσαι Σωσικράτη Κλ[ε]||ωνύμου Νεττίδαν θαλλοῦ στεφάνω[ι]· | ἀναθέμειν δὲ καὶ στάλαν ἐν Νεττεία̣[ι] | [ἐ]ν τῶι ἱερῶι τοῦ Διὸ[ς] τοῦ Πατρώιου.

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