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Honors by Cilician Soldiers for Governor Seleukos (?) (142-131 BCE) Paphos on Cyprus - Southeastern islands

Paphos on Cyprus (Southeastern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), 142-131 BCE
T. B. Mitford, "The Hellenistic Inscriptions of Old Paphos," ABSA 56 (1961) 1–41, at 27 (no. 71) = PHI 310832 = AGRW ID# 20539
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1981


Pedestal for a statue found in the sanctuary of Aphrodite. In the Epigraphical Museum in 1961 (inv. KM 19).

. . . Seleukos Bithyos, “cousin” of the king, governor (stratēgos), commander of the fleet (nauarchos), and high-priest.  The Cilicians (?) . . . stationed on the island set this up . . . on account of the virtue (?) . . . and goodwill which he continues to have towards king Ptolemy, queen Kleopatra his sister, and queen Kleopatra his wife, benefactor gods, and their children and on account of his benefaction towards them (the Cilicians).

Translation by: Harland

[Σέλευκον Βίθυος(?), τὸν συγγενῆ τοῦ βασιλέως καὶ] | [στρατηγὸν καὶ ναύαρχον καὶ ἀρχιερέα, οἱ ἡγεμόνες] | [τῶ]ν̣ ἐν τῇ {sic.} νήσωι τασσομένων Κ[ιλίκων ἀρετῆς ἕνεκα] | καὶ εὐνοίας ἧς ἔχων διατελεῖ εἴς τε βασιλέα Πτολεμαῖο[ν] || καὶ βασίλισσαν Κλεοπάτραν τὴν ἀδελφὴν καὶ βασίλισσαν | Κλεοπάτραν τὴν γυναῖκα Θεοὺς Εὐεργέτας καὶ τὰ τέκνα | καὶ τῆς εἰς ἑαυτοὺς εὐεργεσίας.

Item added: December 17, 2015
Item modified: December 19, 2020
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