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Author: Vincent Gabrielsen

CAPInv. 44: Timapoleion ko[in]on


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


i. Full name (original language) Τιμαπολείων κο[ιν]όν
ii. Full name (transliterated) Timapoleion ko[in]on


i. Date(s) 115 (?) BC


ii. Name elements
Personal:From the personal name Timapolis, probably the founder of the association. See LGPN I, s.v. nos. 14, 17.
iii. Descriptive terms κοινόν, koinon


i. Source(s) I.Lindos II 252, l. 250
Online Resources I.Lindos II 252
i.a. Source type(s) Epigraphic source(s)
i.b. Document(s) typology & language/script Subscription list in Greek
i.c. Physical format(s) Large stele of Lartian marble, whose lower surface ends in a tenon to be inserted into a base. The inscription is almost completely preserved. It consists of an introductory heading followed by the list of subscribers arranged in three columns.
ii. Source(s) provenance The acropolis of Lindos


iv. Status The Timapolis after whom this association is named is probably identical with the Timapolis who makes a contribution to a subscription (epidosis) together with this association and also with 5 other associations (I.Lindos II 252, ll. 250-58). Moreover, this Timapolis is either one of the two or perhaps four persons with that name (all of them of the Lindian deme Kamyndioi) in the same document (I.Lindos II 252, ll. 34, 39, 86 and 89; see also Blinkenberg's comments ad loc.


i. Local interaction The Timapoleion ko[in]on appears together with one Timapolis, who probably is its founder, as one of the contributors to a subscription (epidosis) canvased by the Lindian assembly. The amount contributed does not survive. The total sum collected was to be used for paying for the golden wreaths that the Lindians dedicated to Athana Lindia, Zeus Polieus and Nike. The list of contributors includes individuals (all of them Lindian demesmen) and and a number of associations. Six of these associations contribute together with Timapolis, while two of them carry his name: the Timapoleion ko[in]on of the present entry and the Ἀθαναιστᾶ[ν] Τιμαπολείων κοινόν (ibid. ll. 226-27).


i. Private association Certain
Note The fact that the Timapoleion koinon appears in a subscription list together with other bodies that can be identified with certainty as private associations renders it certain that koinon in the present entry designates a private association as well.