|i.||Geographical area||Aegean Islands|
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CAPInv. 96: Athanaistan Lindiastan (koinon)
|i.||Full name (original language)||Ἀθαναϊστᾶν Λινδιαστᾶν (κοινόν)|
|ii.||Full name (transliterated)||Athanaistan Lindiastan (koinon)|
IV. NAME AND TERMINOLOGY
|iii.||Descriptive terms||κοινόν, koinon|
Even though it is not explicitly attested, the word koinon is clearly implied.
Moreover, if a firm connection could be made -- which at present can not -- to the ἐρανιστᾶν Ἀθαναϊστᾶν Λινδ[ι]αστ[ᾶ]ν (κοινόν), eranistan Athanaistan Lind[i]ast[a]n (koinon) of ASAA n.s. 1-2 (1939-1940) 165, no. 19, ll. 15-16 (city of Rhodes, 3rd cent. BC), then eranistai would have been added to the descriptive terms of this association. Cf. I.Lindos II, col. 798.
I.Lindos II 391, l. 35
I.Lindos II 392a, l. 15
I.Lindos II 392b, l. 18
|Note||It is the first of these inscriptions that preserves the name of the association in full.|
I.Lindos II 391
I.Lindos II 392a-b
|i.a.||Source type(s)||Epigraphic source(s)|
|i.b.||Document(s) typology & language/script||
I.Lindos II 391: Honorary dedication
I.Lindos II 392a-b: Honorary dedications
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 stelai have been found on the acropolis of Lindos.|
Our association honoured Lapheides son of Lapheides, the priest of Athana Lindia of AD 10, twice, each time with a golden wreath (χρυσέω στεφάνω], chryseo stephano) (I.Lindos II 39, l. 33), his wife Nikasa, also twice and each time with a golden wreath (ibid. 392a, l. 14), and their son Lapheides, also twice and each time with a golden wreath (ibid. 392b, l. 17-18).
In both stelai, the Athanaistan Lindiastan (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 Athanaistan Lindiastan (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, his wife Nikasa and their son Lapheides: see I.Lindos II, cols. 41-2, stemma 14.|
|i.||Comments||One might be tempted to connect the association of our entry to the ἐρανιστᾶν Ἀθαναϊστᾶν Λινδ[ι]αστ[ᾶ]ν (κοινόν), eranistan Athanaistan Lind[i]ast[a]n (koinon) of ASAA n.s. 1-2 (1939-1940) 165, no. 19, ll. 15-16 (from the city of Rhodes, 3rd cent. BC), which would make this an association of a very long life span (so G. Pugliese Carratelli in ibid. p. 177). However, more evidence is needed to prove such a connection. Cf. I. Lindos II col. 798.|
|Note||The elements making up the name of this association render it certain that it was a private one.|