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Honors for Potamon an Honorary Member of the Performers (105-95 BCE) Paphos on Cyprus - Southeastern islands

Paphos on Cyprus (Southeastern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), 105-95 BCE
Aneziri 2003, 399 (no. E10) = T. B. Mitford, "The Hellenistic Inscriptions of Old Paphos," ABSA 56 (1961) 1–41, at 37 (no. 99) = OGIS 164 = PHI 310860 = AGRW ID# 20591
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1033


Pedestal found in the temple of Aphrodite. In the Epigraphical Museum in 1961 (inv. KM 45).

This was dedicated to Aphrodite Paphia (“of Paphos”).  The League of Cypriots set this up for Potamon son of Aigyptos, among those who have served as leaders of the gymnasium in Paphos and have been leaders, and a member of the performers (technitai) gathered around Dionysos and the benefactor gods (i.e. Ptolemaic royalty) for the sake of goodwill.

Translation by: Harland

Ἀφροδίτηι Παφίαι· | τὸ κοινὸν τὸ Κυπρίων Ποτάμων̣[α] Αἰγύπτ̣[ου], | τῶν ἐν Πάφωι γεγυμνασιαρχηκότων | καὶ ἡγητορευκότων καὶ τῶν περὶ τὸν || Διόνυσον καὶ Θεοὺς Εὐεργέτας τεχνιτῶν, | εὐνοίας vac. χάριν.

Item added: December 17, 2015
Item modified: January 14, 2021
ID number: 20591
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