Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Honors by Tent-mates Devoted to Hermes for Python (undated) Rhodos on Rhodes - Southeastern islands

Rhodos on Rhodes (Southeastern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), undated
IG XII,1 101 = PHI 138637 = AGRW ID# 12520
Copenhagen Inventory info: 2077


Here an association of soldiers devoted to the god Hermes honors a man from a local district.

Python son of Nikomachos of Ladarmios (i.e. a village or district) has been crowned by the independent (autonomoi) devotees of Hermes who are tent-mates (synskanoi = syskēnoi) with a gold crown because of the virtue and goodwill which he continues to have towards the association (koinon) of independent devotees of Hermes who are tent-mates.  This is the dedication of the association for the gods.

Translation by: Harland

Πύθων Νικομάχου | Λαδάρμιος στεφανωθεὶς | ὑπὸ Ἑρμαϊστᾶν Αὐτονόμων | συνσκάνων χρυσέωι στεφάνωι || ἀρετᾶς ἕνεκα [κα]ὶ εὐνοίας ἃν | ἔχων διατελεῖ εἰς τὸ κοινὸν | τὸ Ἑρμαϊστᾶν Αὐτονόμων | συνσκάνων. κοινοῦ θεοῖς.

Item added: May 21, 2013
Item modified: March 18, 2021
ID number: 12520
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