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Honors (frag.) by Tauriasts [2] (II BCE) Histria - Scythia and Moesia

Histria (Scythia and Moesia, Danube and Black Sea areas — Pleiades map), II BCE
IHistria 61 = AGRW ID# 17669
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1210


This is the second of two very fragmentary inscriptions that refer to a group of "Tauriasts" (Tauriastai), most likely devotees of Poseidon Taureios (i.e. Poseidon to whom you sacrifice bulls). In this inscription, the group honors a man with a bronze image and with crowns. See also IHistria 57 (decree honoring Aba) and IHistria 60 on this site.

Too fragmentary to translate.

Translation by: Harland

[— — —]μεν[— — —] | [— — — πά]ππων [εὐεργετῶν] | [καὶ ἱερημένω]ν πάντων τῶν θεῶν | [καὶ αὐτὸς ἱερη]μένος καὶ ὢν εὐεργέ||[της τοῦ δήμο]υ· πρότερόν τε πολ|[λὰς καὶ μεγάλ]ας ἐπιδόσεις πεπο[ί]|[ηται τοῖς πο]λίταις ἀνθ’ ὧν αὐτὸν | [ὁ δῆμος ἐτ]ίμησεν εἰκόσι τε χαλ|[καῖς καὶ στε]φάνοις ἀϊδίοις· θέλων || [δὲ καὶ νῦν ἀ]κόλουθος φαίνεσθαι | [τῆι προυπαρχ]ούσηι πρὸς πάντας | [εὐνοίαι — — π]ᾶσι τοῖς Ταυρε[ασ]|[ταῖς — — —]

Item added: March 18, 2015
Item modified: September 26, 2020
ID number: 17669
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