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Author: Vincent Gabrielsen

CAPInv. 45: Athanaista[n] Timapoleion koinon


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


i. Full name (original language) Ἀθαναιστᾶ[ν] Τιμαπολείων κοινόν
ii. Full name (transliterated) Athanaista[n] Timapoleion koinon


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.
Theophoric:Athana, the patron goddess of Lindos. For the goddess and her cult, see D. Morelli, I culti in Rodi (Pisa, 159): 3-10, 80-89.
iii. Descriptive terms κοινόν, koinon


i. Source(s) I.Lindos II 252, ll. 226-27
Online Resources I.Lindos 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 the Athanaista[n] Timapoleion koinon 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.

In the subscription list I.Lindos II 252, ll. 222-27, this association is listed as making a contribution together with two Lindian citizens, Agathostratos son of Aghathokles Lindopolitas and Nikostratos son of Archokrates Ladarmios.


i. Local interaction The Athanaista[n] Timapoleion koinon appears as one of the contributors to a subscription (epidosis) canvased by the Lindian assembly. The association contributes jointly together with two Lindian citizens, Agathostratos son of Agathokles Lindopolitas and Nikostratos son of Archokrates Ladarmios. All three pay the sum of 20 drachmas; the contribution of Nikostratos seems to have been made also on behalf of the Lindian archierothytas, hiereis and hierothytai. 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 Athanaista[n] Timapoleion koinon of the present entry and the Τιμαπολείων κο[ιν]όν, Timapoleion ko[in]on (ibid. l. 250).


i. Private association Certain
Note In view of the theophoric element in the name, it is certain that koinon here designates a private association.