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Honors by Soldiers for Poseidonios the Commander (I BCE) Samos - Southeastern islands

Samos (Southeastern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), I BCE
IG XII,6.1 464 = MDAI(A) 44 (1919) 31 (no. 17) = ISamosMcCabe 367 = SEG 1 (1923), no. 378 = PHI 344229 = AGRW ID# 17906


Slab of white marble found in the sanctuary of Hera (20 x 31 x 9 cm; letter height: 0.9 cm; inv. Her. M 211).

Those who were soldiers crowned with a gold crown and a painted portrait Poseidonios son of Apollonios, Tembrionadian (i.e. member of a  sub-division of the citizens), who rose from a general to a commander, who was first to have been voted an exemption from service (ateleia), and who guarded the temple of Hera.  This was done when the captains of the camp were Dion son of Sosikrates and Dionysios son of Dionysios, Aiakidian (i.e member of a sub-division named after the descendents of Aiakes).  Philippos, Alexandros, Angeleus of Pontus, . . . (remainder lost; likely a list of the soldiers’ names)

German translation: XII 6, 1, 464

Translation by: Harland

οἱ στρατευσάμενοι ἐστεφά|νωσαν χρυσῷ στεφάνῳ καὶ εἰκό|νι γραπτῇ Ποσειδώνιον Ἀπολλω-|νίου Τεμβριωνάδην τὸν ἀναβάντα || ἐκ τῶν στρατηγῶν ἄρχοντα, πρῶ|τον ψηφισθείσης τῆς ἀτελείας, φυ|λάξαι τὸ ἱερὸν̣ [τῆ]ς Ἥρας, σκηναρχούν|των Δίωνος τοῦ Σωσικράτου, Διονυ|σίου τοῦ (Διονυσίου) Αἰακ̣ίδου· Φίλιππος (Φιλίππου), Ἀλέ||ξανδ̣ρο̣[ς (Ἀλεξάνδρου)], Ἀ̣γ̣γ̣ε̣λ̣εὺς Πόντου, Διο|[— — —]

Item added: November 6, 2015
Item modified: November 9, 2015
ID number: 17906
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