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OGIS: 84


STATUES IN HONOUR OF MYRSINE, WIFE OF PELOPS

Greek text:   ABSA_56.15.39 ,   Salamine_13.74
Date:   217-210 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

These are the earliest surviving examples of a type of inscription that later became quite common - statue bases in honour of the Ptolemaic governors of Cyprus and their families ( see OGIS_140-163 ).   A was found at Paphos, and B (not included by Dittenberger) was found at Salamis.


[A]   [The city honours Myrsin]e daughter of Hyperbassas, [the wife of Pelops son] of Pelops, the general of [the] island, on account of the goodwill which [Pelops] continually has towards king Ptolemaios and [his] sister queen Arsinoē, the gods Philopatores, and towards the city of Paphos.

[B]   [The association of the] . . . stationed [in the island, together with] all [the other] soldiers [stationed in the island], honours Myrsine daughter of Hyperbassas, [the] wife of [Pelops son of Pelops, the] general of the island, [on account of the goodwill which] Pelops [continually has] towards king [Ptolemaios and] his [sister] queen [Arsinoē, the gods] Philopatores, and towards the association.

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