Peripoloi and the god Medaurus in a newly-discovered Greek inscription from Rhizon
Schlagworte:Rhizon, Risinum, Medaurus, Illyria, Greek inscriptions, civic institutions
The paper offers the publication of a Greek inscription recently discovered in Risan (ancient Rhizon/Risinum), Monetenegro. Dated palaeographically to the beginning of the second sentury BC, the inscription mentions the local god Medaurus as peripolarchos and a certain Aristokles son of Aristion as prytanis, and lists twelve men as peripoloi. It thereby confirms that Rhizon was a city in Greek style by mid-Hellenistic period. The overwhelmingly Greek onomastics of the men mentioned in the text shows that the demos of Rhizon was greatly subjected to Greek cultural patterns at the time.
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