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Funerary Honors by Thrasyllos, the Friends, and the Companions for Isokrates (undated) Iasos - Caria

Iasos (Caria, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), undated
IIasos 116 = PHI 259142 = AGRW ID# 9512


Block of stone (243 x 29 x 33 cm). The references to "friends" and "companions" may or may not involve members of an association.

Thrasyllos . . . and Isokrates, sons of Menedemos.  Now it came to pass that Isokrates, being younger than Thrasyllos, died (literally: was deified) (?), and he (Isokrates) had shown affection towards his brother.  And Thrasyllos was searching for a way to honor Isokrates in a manner worthy of his affection (philostorgia) towards him.  Gathering those of this household, the companions (hetairoi), and the friends (philoi), he called them to gather to honor Isokrates the good spirit (daimōn).   He gave funds for these things, which happened to be in the first . . .

Translation by: Harland

[Θράσυλλ]ος κ̣[αὶ] Ἰσοκ̣ρ̣ά̣[της οἱ] | Μενεδήμου υἱοί· συν[έ]β[η] δ̣’ [Ἰσοκρά]|τηι νεοτέρωι ὄντι Θρασύλλου ἀ[πο]|θ̣[ε]ωθῆναι φιλοστόργως ἔχοντι || π̣ρὸς τὸν ἀδελφὸν Θράσυλλον· | Θράσυλλος δὲ ἐζήτησεν Ἰσοκ[ρά]|την τιμῆσαι καταξίως τῆς πρ[ὸς] | αὐτὸν φιλοστοργίας· καὶ συν[α]|γαγὼν τούς τε οικείους καὶ τοὺς || ἐταίρους καὶ τοὺς φίλους παρεκά[λε]|σ̣εν συναγαγεῖν τιμῶντας | Ἰσοκράτην δαίμονα ἀγαθόν· εἰς | δὲ̣ ταῦτα ἔδωκεν ἀργύριον, | ὃ συνέβη γενέσθαι ἐν τῆι πρώ[τηι] || [— — —]

Item added: January 14, 2013
Item modified: December 10, 2015
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