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Hellenistic Inscriptions: 86


LAODIKEIA HONOURS HAGEMONIDAS OF DYME

Greek text:   Acha´e_3.13 , Acha´e_3.12
Date:   170-164 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

These two inscriptions, which were found at Dyme, form a pair; not only is the wording similar, but they are carved on almost identical steles of stone.   Hagemonidas is also mentioned in the Second Book of Maccabees ( 13'24 ), which says that in 163 B.C. he was appointed by king Antiochos V to be governor of Palestine "from Ptolemais to Gerra".   For some comments on this, see J.Bingen & R.S.Bagnall, "Hellenistic Egypt: Monarchy, Society, Economy, Culture", p.97 ( Google Books ).


[A]   The city of the Laodikeians dedicated this statue of Hagemonidas of Dyme, the son of Zephyros, to the gods, on account of his virtue and his goodwill towards the city.

[B]   These statues of king Antiochos, son of king Antiochos, and queen Laodike and their son Antiochos, were dedicated by Hagemonidas son of Zephyros, to the gods, on account of their virtue and their goodwill towards him.

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