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Honours by a Neighborhood for Philoumenos (imperial era) Rhodian Peraia [Phoinix] - Caria

Rhodian Peraia [Phoinix] (Caria, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), imperial era
IRhodPerBlümel 110 = IRhodPerBresson 159 = PHI 282918 = AGRW ID# 24366


Block of gray stone found by Félix Durrbach and Georges Albert Radet in a private house. The ktoinai (also spelled ptoinai) were likely “subdivisions of the city, grouped by a common worship, and distributed according to certain territorial areas” (BCH 10 [1886], 265).

The association (koinon) of the district (ktoina) honors Philoumenos, resident alien, and crowns him with an olive wreath.  Twice he served as leader (archōn) in a friendly manner, and he built the banqueting hall (andrōn) that had fallen into ruins after the earthquake from his own resources.

Translation by: Richard Last

τὸ κοινὸν τᾶς πτοί|νας {κτοίνας} Φιλουμενὸν |μέτοικον τειμᾷ |καὶ στεφανοῖ θαλ||λῷ στεφάνῳ ἄρ|ξαντα εὐνόως |τὸ δεύτερον καὶ ποιήσαντα τὸν | ἀνδρῶναν κατε||ρειμένον ἀπὸ |τοῦ σεισμοῦ |ἐκ τῶν ἰδίων

Item added: June 13, 2016
Item modified: June 13, 2016
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