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OGIS: 151


ACHAEAN MERCENARIES HONOURS SELEUKOS OF RHODES

Greek text:   IvO_301
Date:   142-131 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

By the time of this inscription, the Ptolemaic governor of Cyprus had become a very important official; later on, Ptolemy IX was made governor of the island for a couple of years before he became king.   Seleukos had dual citizenship; his family probably came from Rhodes, but he mostly lived in Alexandria ( OGIS_150 ).


This statue of Seleukos of Rhodes, the son of Bithys, the kinsman of king Ptolemaios, and general and admiral and chief priest of the men on Cyprus, was dedicated to Olympian Zeus by the Achaeans and the other Greeks who serve as soldiers in Cyprus, on account of his virtue and his kindness towards them.

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