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Author: Stella Skaltsa

CAPInv. 107: Dio]nysiastai Eu[rythemid]ioi hoi syn [...]


i. Geographical area Aegean Islands
ii. Region Nisyros
iii. Site Nisyros


i. Full name (original language) Διον]υσιασταὶ Εὐ[ρυθεμίδ]ιοι οἱ σὺν [...] (IG XII.3 104, l. 17)
ii. Full name (transliterated) Dio]nysiastai Eu[rythemid]ioi hoi syn [...]


i. Date(s) i (?) AD


ii. Name elements
Personal:hoi syn
Eu[rythemid]ioi: Thecompound Eurythemidioi is largely restored by Hiller von Gaertringen (IG XII.3 104). Although a personal name (Eurythemios) cannot be ruled out, it is nonetheless unattested. A group of Eurythemieioi is attested in Camiros (IG XII.1, 695 col. III, l. 6). The name may perhaps derive from an epithet for Hades, 'eurythemilos' (i.e. with broad foundations).


i. Source(s) IG XII.3 104, l. 17 (i AD?)
Note Other editions:
Kontoleon 1890: 134 (different reading of lines 7: ταμιουγήσαντα and 17: Κυ[ρη]ναίων, but this reading does not hold water upon inspection of the transcript in IG XII.3 104).
Gelder 1896: 256
IGR IV 1110
AGRW 246
Online Resources IG XII.3 104

AGRW ID 1683
i.a. Source type(s) Epigraphic source(s)
i.b. Document(s) typology & language/script Honorific inscription in Greek for Gnomagoras son of Dorotheos, Neisyrios, enumerating his services in the sacred, military and political sphere. The text of the inscription breaks off in line 17. The honouring body is not known.The inscription is carved on the statue base that would support Gnomagoras' statue.
i.c. Physical format(s) Cylindrical statue base moulded above (H. 74 cm).
ii. Source(s) provenance Reused as the altar support in the church of Katholike in Mandraki.


ii. Leadership The phrase hoi syn is indicative of a leader, whose name is not preserved in the stone.


iv. Status The honorand, Gnomagoras, son of Dorotheos, Neisyrios, was a high-profile individual, holding high-ranked offices, performing services in the sacred and civic sphere. He was commander of a triemiolia, assumed the office of damiourgos (eponymous magistrate) and held the office of gymnasiarchy. During his gymnasiarchy, he supplied oil for 13 months to all freeborn citizens and his benevolence extended to those settling in Nisyros and to foreign residents. He was honoured by a number of public and private bodies. He showed his adherence to the imperial power, by serving as priest of the imperial cult (IG XII.3 104). He was crowned with multiple golden crowns by the boule and honoured by a number of private associations:
- Hermaizontes: CAP Inv. 104
- Aphrodiastai Syroi: CAP Inv. 105
- Dios Milichiastai: CAP Inv. 106
He made himself pleasant to all
koineia in Nisyros (CAP Inv. GR-9).


iv. Honours/Other activities The Dionysiastai Eurythemidioi hoi syn [...] crowned Gnomagoras.


ii. Poland concordance Poland B 243
iii. Bibliography van Gelder, H. (1896), 'Ad Corpus Inscriptionum Rhodiarum', Mnemosyne 2: 72-98+179-198+248-261.
Kontoleon, A.E. (1890), 'Επιγραφή της νήσου Νισύρου', MDAI(A) 15: 134.


i. Private association Certain
Note The composite name of the group points to a private association. Due to the nature of the evidence (honorific inscription) we know next to nothing about its internal organization.