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OGIS: 552


DEDICATION BY AICHMON, ADMIRAL OF THE LYCIANS

Greek text:   TAM_2.265
Date:   early 1st century B.C.
Tags:     pirates
Format:   see key to translations

This and the next inscription were found in the remains of what was probably a victory monument, at Xanthos; see P. de Souza, "Piracy in the Graeco-Roman World", p. 138 ( Google Books ).   The location of Aischmon's naval victory, off Cape Chelidonia, may be significant; it was near to the city of Olympos, which from 100 B.C. onwards became notorious as a stronghold of pirates.


Aichmon son of Apollodotos, of the tribe of Sarpedon, who was made admiral for the war out of all the Lycians, and defeated the enemy in a sea battle near Chelidonia, and disembarked in their land and ravaged it, and fought against them three times and defeated them in all the battles, dedicated this to the heroes Sarpedon and Glaukos.

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