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Honors (frag.) by Tauriasts [1] (II BCE) Histria - Scythia and Moesia

Histria (Scythia and Moesia, Danube and Black Sea areas — Pleiades map), II BCE
IHistria 60 = PHI 172726 = AGRW ID# 17667
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1210


This very fragmentary inscription refers to a group of "Tauriasts" (Tauriastai) who here pass a decree crowning a benefactor in connection with "Taureian celebrations" for Poseidon Taureios (i.e. Poseidon to whom you sacrifice bulls). See also IHistria 57 (decree honoring Aba) and IHistria 61 on this site.

Too fragmentary to translate.

Translation by: Harland

[— — —]α v δ[εδόχθαι] | [τ]οῖς Ταυρεαστ[αῖς ἐπαινέ]|σαι μὲν ἐπὶ τού[τοις — — —]|νικον Ἀνθεστηρί[ου καὶ στε]||φανοῦσθαι αὐτὸ[ν καθ’ ἐνιαυτὸν] | τοῖς Ταυρέοις τῆ[ι (e.g.) τεσσερεσκαι]|δεκάτ[ῃ] μετὰ α[— — —]|ραν Θεόδωρο[ν — — — χρυσῶι] | στεφάνωι, ὅπ[ως ἂν καὶ οἱ λοι]||ποὶ φιλοτιμ[ότεροι γίνωνται εἰδότες ὅτι]|τὰ πρὸς τ[οὺς Ταυρεαστὰς εὐερ]|[γετήματα — — —]

Item added: March 18, 2015
Item modified: September 26, 2020
ID number: 17667
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