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Author: Vincent Gabrielsen

CAPInv. 103: Asklapiastan [- - -] (koinon)


i. Geographical area Aegean Islands
ii. Region Rhodes
iii. Site Lindos


i. Full name (original language) Ἀσκλαπιαστᾶν [- - -] (κοινόν)
ii. Full name (transliterated) Asklapiastan [- - -] (koinon)


i. Date(s) 10 AD


ii. Name elements
Theophoric:From Asklepios (Asklapios), whose priest (and cult) in Lindos is attested in I.Lindos II 134, l. 17. See D. Morelli, I culti in Rhodi. Studi classici e orientali 8 (1959): 31-33. The full name of this association consisted of at least one more element, which is not preserved.
iii. Descriptive terms κοινόν, koinon
Note Even though it is not explicitly attested, the word koinon is clearly implied.


i. Source(s) I.Lindos II 392b, ll. 19-20
I.Lindos II 391, ll. 36-7
Note It is the first of these inscriptions that preserves the name of the association in its fullest form.
Online Resources I.Lindos II 391
I.Lindos II 392a-b
i.a. Source type(s) Epigraphic source(s)
i.b. Document(s) typology & language/script Both documents are honorary dedications in Greek.
i.c. Physical format(s) I.Lindos II 391 is a rectangular stele of Lartian marble. The upper right corner is broken. The upper and lower surfaces joined with other blocks. On the lateral faces there is a protruding decorative fillet.
I.Lindos II 392, too, is a rectangular stele of Lartian marble carrying text (a) above text (b).
ii. Source(s) provenance Both stones have been found on the acropolis of Lindos.


iv. Honours/Other activities Our association honoured Lapheides son of Lapheides, the priest of Athana Lindia of AD 10, with a golden wreath (χρυσέω στεφάνω], chryseo stephano) (I.Lindos II 391, l. 37), and his son Lapheides, also with a golden wreath (ibid. 392b, l. 20).
In both stelai, the Asklapiastan [- - -] (koinon) is listed together with other honouring bodies (public as well as private), which, in addition to other private associations, include the Rhodian demos and the Lindian demos: for the full list, see table in Lindos II col. 747.


i. Local interaction The Asklapiastan [- - -] (koinon) is listed together with a number of important public bodies (e.g. the Rhodian demos, the Lindian demos) and private associations, all of which (including our association) had awarded honours to members of a very prominent Lindian family: Lapheides son of Lapheides, priest of Athana Lindia of AD 10, and his son Lapheides: see I.Lindos II, cols. 41-2, stemma 14.


i. Private association Certain
Note The theophoric element in the name of this association renders it certain that it was a private one.