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Greek Inscriptions: Orientis Graeci Inscriptiones Selectae


Tyche of Antioch (c. 300 BC - Roman copy) "Orientis Graeci Inscriptiones Selectae" was compiled by Wilhelm Dittenberger as a supplement to his Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum, and published in two volumes, in 1903 & 1905. The first volume contains a large collection of Greek inscriptions from the Hellenistic kingdoms in Asia and North Africa.

This page contains links to translations of selected inscriptions from volume 1 and the appendix in volume 2. Most of these have been translated here for the first time; but the inscriptions that are flagged with * are already available in English translation elsewhere. The dates in brackets are B.C. unless otherwise stated.

For other inscriptions from these regions, see the Concordance of Inscriptions (Asia & Africa).



  Alexander and his successors

OGIS_2   Restoration of exiles to Mytilene   ( 324 ) *

OGIS_4   Nasos honours Thersippos   ( 317 )

OGIS_5   [ RC_1 ] Letter of Antigonos to Skepsis   ( 311 ) *

OGIS_6   Skepsis honours king Antigonos   ( 311 ) *

OGIS_7   Kyme honours judges from Magnesia   ( before 306 )

OGIS_8   Decrees of Eresos concerning Agonippos & other tyrants   ( c. 306 )

OGIS_9   Ephesos honours Archestratos of Macedonia   ( c. 302/1 )

OGIS_10   Ephesos honours Nikagoras of Rhodes   ( 299/8 )

OGIS_11   Priene honours king Lysimachos   ( c. 285 )

OGIS_12   [ RC_6 ] Letter of Lysimachos to Priene   ( c. 285 ) *

OGIS_13   [ RC_7 ] Letter of Lysimachos to Samos   ( 283/2 ) *

OGIS_14   A statue of Arsinoē, dedicated by Stratonikē   ( c. 316-270 )

OGIS_15   A dedication by Arsinoē in Samothrace   ( 299-281 )

  Ptolemaic kings

OGIS_16   Dedication of a temple at Halikarnassos   ( 271-246 )

OGIS_17   An altar of Athene and Ptolemaios at Lapethos, Cyprus   ( early 3rd century )

OGIS_18   A dedication to Artemis at Kanopos   ( 305-285 )

OGIS_20   A statue of Berenike at Kition, Cyprus   ( 246-221 )

OGIS_21   A dedication to Sarapis and Isis at Alexandria   ( 305-285 )

OGIS_23   Ptolemaios II dedicates a Propylon on Samothrace   ( 281-265 )

OGIS_24   Dedication of a sundial at Herakleia-Latmos ( 285-247 )

OGIS_26   A statue of Ptolemaios at Olympia   ( 278-270 )

OGIS_27   A statue of Arsinoē at Olympia   ( 278-270 )

OGIS_36   Funerary urns from Alexandria   ( 213 )

OGIS_42   Kos honours Kaphisophon   ( c. 240 )

OGIS_43   Naxos honours judges sent from Kos   ( c. 280 )

OGIS_44   Thera honours Patroklos   ( c. 266-260 )

OGIS_45   Itanos honours Patroklos, the admiral of Ptolemaios   ( 266-262 )

OGIS_46   Decree of Halikarnassos concerning the building of a stoa   ( c. 279-221 )

OGIS_48   Decree of Ptolemais in honour of its magistrates   ( 278-239 )

OGIS_49   Ptolemais honours Antiphilos   ( c. 246-222 )

OGIS_50   The Dionysiac artists at Ptolemais honour Dionysios   ( c. 269-246 )

OGIS_51   The Dionysiac artists at Ptolemais honour Lysimachos   ( c. 269-246 )

OGIS_52   A list of religious sites at Ptolemais   ( ? 253 )

OGIS_53   A dedication at Koptos by Apollonios the dioiketes   ( c. 246 )

OGIS_54   Monument at Adoulis recording the conquests of Ptolemaios III   ( c. 246 )

OGIS_55   Telmessos honours Ptolemaios son of Lysimachos   ( 240 )

OGIS_56   The Egyptian priests at Kanopos honour Ptolemaios III   ( 238 ) *

OGIS_57   Lissa honours Menekrates   ( 277 )

OGIS_58   Lissa honours Agepolis of Rhodes   ( 275/4 )

OGIS_59   Letter of Ptolemaios to Apollonios, concerning soldiers stationed at Thera   ( 163 )

OGIS_65   Dedication of altars at Alexandria by two priests of Zeus   ( c. 245 )

OGIS_66   Delphi honours Sostratos of Knidos   ( c. 290-280 )

OGIS_67   Delos honours Sostratos of Knidos   ( c. 280-270 B.C. )

OGIS_81   Oropos honours Phormion of Byzantion   ( 221-205 B.C. )

OGIS_82   A dedication at Edfu by Lichas, an elephant hunter   ( 217-208 B.C. )

OGIS_84   Statues in honour of Myrsine, wife of Pelops   ( 217-210 B.C. )

OGIS_86   A dedication by elephant hunters   ( c. 210-204 )

OGIS_90   Rosetta Stone : decree of Egyptian priests in honour of Ptolemaios V   ( 196 ) *

OGIS_91   Dedication of a temple of Artemis at Xanthos   ( 205-181 )

OGIS_96   Dedication of a prayer hall at Athribis   ( c. 205-145 )

OGIS_99   The Lycian league dedicates a statue of Ptolemaios at Alexandria.   ( 186-181 )

OGIS_100   A statue of Apollonios at Boubastis   ( 186-180 )

OGIS_101   Dedication of an exedra at Athribis   ( 205-145 )

OGIS_102   A dedication by Eirenaios at Thera   ( c. 155 )

OGIS_104   A statue of Chrysermos at Delos   ( 167-145 )

OGIS_106   A dedication by judges at Bolbitine (Rosetta)   ( 174-172 )

OGIS_107   Dedication of a gateway at Parembole in Nubia   ( 172-170 )

OGIS_111   A dedication by Herodes and priests at Setis   ( 152-145 )

OGIS_116   Cretan soldiers honour Ptolemaios VI   ( c. 154 )

OGIS_129   Renewal of the dedication of a prayer hall   ( c. 42-30 )

OGIS_130   Dedication by Herodes and basilistai at Setis   ( c. 143/2 )

OGIS_131   A dedication in the temple at Pselchis   ( 136/5 )

OGIS_132   A dedication by Soterichos, an officer appointed by Paos   ( 130 )

OGIS_135   A statue of Lochos at Delos, dedicated by Roman merchants   ( c. 210-204 ) *

OGIS_137   A letter from Ptolemaios VIII and his queens to the priests at Philai   ( c. 124-116 ) *

OGIS_138   A letter from Ptolemaios VIII and his queens to Lochos   ( c. 124-116 ) *

OGIS_139   A letter from the priests at Philai to Ptolemaios VIII and his queens   ( c. 124-116 ) *

OGIS_140   Alexandrians honour Krokos, governor of Cyprus   ( c. 127-124 ) *

OGIS_145   Ionian soldiers honour Theodoros, governor of Cyprus   ( 123-118 ) *

OGIS_146   Lycians in Cyprus honour Diasthenes   ( 131-127 ) *

OGIS_147   Lycians in Cyprus honour the daughter of Lochos   ( 127-124 ) *

OGIS_148   Cilician soldiers honour Helenos, governor of Cyprus   ( 114-107 ) *

OGIS_150   Delphi honours Seleukos of Alexandria   ( 157/6 )

OGIS_151   Achaean mercenaries honour Seleukos of Rhodes   ( 142-131 )

OGIS_152   Kourion honours Seleukos, governor of Cyprus   ( 142-131 )

OGIS_153   Cretan soldiers honour Seleukos, governor of Cyprus   ( 142-131 )

OGIS_155   Arsinoe honours Theodoros   ( 142-131 )

OGIS_156   Salamis honours Theodoros, governor of Cyprus   ( c. 124 )

OGIS_157   Cilician soldiers honour Theodoros, governor of Cyprus   ( 123-118 ) *

OGIS_159   Cilician soldiers honour Artemo, daughter of Seleukos   ( 142-131 )

OGIS_161   Dionysiac artists in Cyprus honour Olympias   ( 123-118 )

OGIS_162   Lycian soldiers honour Olympias | Paphos   ( 123-118 ) *

OGIS_163   Paphos honours Aristonike   ( 114-107 ) *

OGIS_164   Honours for Potamon, a member of the Dionysiac Artists   ( 105-95 ) *

OGIS_168   Letters from Kleopatra III and Ptolemaios VIII to Elephantine   ( 115 )

OGIS_175   Dedication of a road at Soknopaiou Nesos by Dionysios   ( 104 )

OGIS_176   Meeting Place for an Association of Ephebes | Fayoum region   ( 98 )

OGIS_177   Donation of corn to Soknopaios and Isis Nepherses   ( 97/6 )

OGIS_178   Meeting Place for an Association of Ephebes | Fayoum region   ( 95 )

OGIS_179   Donation of corn to the temple of Soknopaios   ( 95 )

OGIS_184   Ptolemaios performs an obeisance to Isis at Philai   ( 73 or 44 )

OGIS_186   Kallimachos performs an obeisance to Isis at Philai   ( 62 )

OGIS_188   Tryphon performs an obeisance to Isis at Philai   ( ? 89 )

OGIS_189   Tryphon performs another obeisance to Isis at Philai   ( ? 89 )

OGIS_194   The Egyptian priests at Thebes honour Kallimachos   ( c. 39 )

OGIS_195   A statue of Marcus Antonius, dedicated by Parasitos   ( 34 )

OGIS_196   C. Julius Papus performs an obeisance to Isis at Philai   ( 32 )

  Seleucid kings

OGIS_211   A dedication to Seleukos by the Macedonians in Thyateira   ( c. 281 )

OGIS_212   Ilion honours king Seleukos   ( c. 300-280 )

OGIS_213   Miletos honours Antiochos, son of Seleukos I   ( c. 300/299 )

OGIS_214   [ RC_5 ] Letter of Seleukos I to Miletos   ( 288/7 ) *

OGIS_215   Priene honours Larichos   ( c. 280 )

OGIS_216   Base of a statue of Phila at Delos   ( 253-239 )

OGIS_217   [ RC_39 ] Letter of Antiochos III to the army   ( 203 ) *

OGIS_218   Law of Ilion concerning tyrants   ( c. 281 ) *

OGIS_219   Ilion honours Antiochos I   ( c. 279-274 ) *

OGIS_220   Ilion honours Metrodoros of Amphipolis   ( c. 275-268 ) *

OGIS_221   [ RC_10-12 ] Letters of Antiochos I to Meleagros   ( c. 275 ) *

OGIS_222   The Ionian League honours Antiochos I and Stratonike   ( c. 268-262 ) *

OGIS_223   [ RC_15 ] Letter of Antiochos II to Erythrai   ( after 261 ) *

OGIS_224   [ RC_36 ] Letter of Antiochos III to Anaximbrotos   ( 204 ) *

OGIS_225   [ RC_18 ] Letter of Antiochos II to Metrophanes   ( 254/3 ) *

OGIS_226   Memorial of Chryso, hydrophoros at Didyma   ( 2nd century A.D. )

OGIS_227   [ RC_22 ] Letter of Seleukos II to Miletos   ( c. 246 ) *

OGIS_228   Delphi recognises the inviolability of Smyrna   ( c. 242 ) *

OGIS_229   A treaty between Smyrna and Magnesia-by-Sipylos   ( c. 241 ) *

OGIS_230   A dedication by Ptolemaios at Soloi, Cilicia   ( 197-187 )

OGIS_231   [ RC_31 ] Letter of Antiochus III to Magnesia   ( 208/7 ) *

OGIS_232   [ RC_32 ] Letter of Antiochus the son to Magnesia   ( 208/7 ) *

OGIS_233   Antioch-in-Persis accepts an invitation to the games of Artemis Leukophryene   ( c. 205 ) *

OGIS_234   The Amphictyons recognise the inviolability of Alabanda   ( 201 ) *

OGIS_235   A dedication by Zeuxis at Amyzon   ( c. 203 )

OGIS_237   Iasos honours Antiochos III and Laodike   ( c. 196 ) *

OGIS_238   Police officials in Phrygia honour Menodoros of Adramyttion   ( 3rd or 2nd century )

OGIS_239   A statue of Antiochos III, dedicated by Menippos at Delos   ( 205-191 )

OGIS_241   Delphi honours Dikaiarchos of Laodikeia   ( 168/7 )

OGIS_242   [ RC_17 ] Letter of Antiochos II (?) to Ephesos   ( c. 255 ) *

OGIS_244   [ RC_44 ] Letter of Antiochos III to an official concerning the chief priest at Daphne   ( 189 ) *

OGIS_245   List of annual priesthoods at Seleukeia-in-Pieria   ( 187-175 ) *

OGIS_246   List of deified kings of Syria and Egypt, found at Teos   ( 160-120 )

OGIS_247   Statues of Heliodoros of Antioch at Delos   ( 187-175 )

OGIS_248   A decree (? of Athens) in honour of Eumenes II and his brothers   ( 175 ) *

OGIS_250   A statue of Antiochos IV at Delos   ( 166-163 )

OGIS_252   Statues of Antiochos and Laodike at Dyme   ( 170-164 ) *

OGIS_253   A dedication to Antiochos IV as founder of Babylon   ( 166 )

OGIS_254   A statue of Demokrates, the governor of Babylon   ( 2nd century )

OGIS_256   A statue of Krateros of Antioch at Delos   ( 129-117 )

OGIS_257   [ RC_71 ] Letter of Antiochos Grypos to Ptolemaios X   ( 109 ) *

OGIS_260   A statue of Carbo dedicated by Antiochos VIII at Delos   ( 116/5 )

OGIS_262   [ RC_70 ] Letter of Antiochos VIII to Euphemos   ( late 2nd century ) *

  Attalid kings

OGIS_264   Fragments of a chronicle of Pergamon   ( c. 117-138 A.D. )

OGIS_265   Declaration of isopoliteia between Pergamon and Temnos   ( early 3rd century ) *

OGIS_266   Agreement between Eumenes I and his mercenaries   ( 263-241 ) *

OGIS_267   [ RC_23 ] Letter of Eumenes to Pergamon   ( before 245 ) *

OGIS_268   (?) Nakrason honours Apollonios   ( (?) 159 )

OGIS_269   A thank-offering by Attalos for his victory over the Tolistoages   ( c. 238-227 )

OGIS_270   Aptara in Crete honours king Attalos   ( 200-150 )

OGIS_271-272   Dedications by Attalos after two victories   ( c. 238-227 )

OGIS_273-279   Thank-offerings by Attalos for his victories   ( c. 238-227 )

OGIS_280   A statue of Attalos I, dedicated by Epigenes at Pergamon   ( 229-197 )

OGIS_281   Attalos dedicates first-fruits from Aigina   ( c. 210 )

OGIS_282   [ RC_34 ] Letter of Attalos I to Magnesia   ( 208/7 ) *

OGIS_283   Attalos I dedicates spoils from a sea-battle   ( 201-198 )

OGIS_298   Dedication by Attalos, after a battle against the Bithynians   ( c. 183 )

OGIS_299   Pergamon honours the priestess Metris   ( 149 )

OGIS_302   Dedication on behalf of Eumenes II at Bisanthe.   ( c. 158-138 )

OGIS_303   Dedication on behalf of Attalos II at Bisanthe.   ( c. 158-138 )

OGIS_304   Dedications on behalf of Attalos II at Bisanthe.   ( c. 158-138 )

OGIS_305   Delphi recognises games at Sardis, established in honour of king Eumenes   ( c. 166 )

OGIS_308   Hierapolis honours Apollonis, the mother of Eumenes II   ( c. 167-159 ) *

OGIS_309   Teos honours Apollonis   ( c. 166-159 )

OGIS_310   A dedication at Thespiai by Philetairos of Pergamon   ( 277-268 )

OGIS_311   Dedications at Thespiai by Philetairos of Pergamon   ( 267-263 )

OGIS_315   [ RC_55 ] Letters of Eumenes II and Attalos II to Attis   ( 163 ) *

OGIS_323   Pergamon honours an envoy to Rome   ( c. 150 )

OGIS_325   Letter from Kraton to the Attalists   ( 153/2 ) *

OGIS_326   The Attalists of Teos honour Kraton   ( 146-133 ) *

OGIS_327   Dedication by Attalos II, after a war against Prousias   ( c. 154 )

OGIS_329   Aigina honours Kleon of Pergamon   ( c. 158-144 ) *

OGIS_330   A dedication by soldiers who campaigned in Thrace   ( 145 )

OGIS_331   [ RC_66 ] Letter of Attalos III to Kyzikos   ( 135 ) *

OGIS_332   Pergamon grants divine honours to Attalos III   ( 138-133 )

OGIS_333   [ RC_68 ] Letter of Attalos III to Hierakome in Lydia   ( 138-133 ) *

OGIS_334   A statue of Apollonides at Pergamon   ( c. 159-138 )

OGIS_335   Pitane and Mytilene accept arbitrators from Pergamon   ( 150-133 )

OGIS_338   Decree of Pergamon after the death of Attalos III   ( 133 ) *

OGIS_339   Sestos honours Menas   ( c. 133-120 ) *

  Other kings of Asia Minor

OGIS_341   Aptera in Crete honours king Prousias and other Bithynians ( 181-149 )

OGIS_345   Delphi honours king Nikomedes and queen Laodike ( 95/4 )

OGIS_351   Decree of the Roman senate concerning Ariarathes and Priene   ( c. 155-154 )

OGIS_369   Statues of Mithridates VI and his brother at Delos   ( c. 115/4 )

OGIS_375   Bilingual dedication by Mithridates IV at Rome ( c. 150 )

OGIS_383   The Law of Antiochos I of Commagene ( c. 40 ) *

  Appendix

OGIS_726   Dedication of Jewish synagogues in Egypt   ( 245-221 )

OGIS_728   Ptolemais honours Lysimachos   ( 276/5 )

OGIS_730   Siphnos honours Perigenes of Alexandria   ( c. 217/6 )

OGIS_735   The Bacchists of Thera honour Ladamos, a royal official   ( c. 164-145 ) *

OGIS_737   The Idumaeans of Memphis honour Dorion   ( 112/1 )

OGIS_746   Consecration of Xanthos by Antiochos III   ( 197 )

OGIS_748   Gifts of Philetairos to Kyzikos   ( c. 280-276 ) *

OGIS_751   [ RC_54 ] Letter of Attalos to Amlada   ( c. 160 ) *

OGIS_758   Philokles of Troizen at the siege of Abydos   ( 199 )

OGIS_760   Chalkis honours Ariston of Soloi (171-168) *

OGIS_761   Letter of Ptolemaios X concerning a temple at Athribis   ( 96 ) *

OGIS_762   Treaties between Kibyra, Boubon and Rome   ( c. 167 )

OGIS_763   [ RC_52 ] Letter of Eumenes II to the Ionian League   ( 167/6 ) *

OGIS_765   Priene honours Sotas   ( 278-270 ) *

OGIS_771   Athens honours Pharnakes and Nysa   ( 196/5 )

OGIS_773   Ios honours Zenon   ( c. 286 )


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