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Tiresias: The Ancient Mediterranean Religions Source Database



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1. Strabo, Geography, 14.2.5 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

14.2.5. The city of the Rhodians lies on the eastern promontory of Rhodes; and it is so far superior to all others in harbors and roads and walls and improvements in general that I am unable to speak of any other city as equal to it, or even as almost equal to it, much less superior to it. It is remarkable also for its good order, and for its careful attention to the administration of affairs of state in general; and in particular to that of naval affairs, whereby it held the mastery of the sea for a long time and overthrew the business of piracy, and became a friend to the Romans and to all kings who favoured both the Romans and the Greeks. Consequently it not only has remained autonomous. but also has been adorned with many votive offerings, which for the most part are to be found in the Dionysium and the gymnasium, but partly in other places. The best of these are, first, the Colossus of Helius, of which the author of the iambic verse says,seven times ten cubits in height, the work of Chares the Lindian; but it now lies on the ground, having been thrown down by an earthquake and broken at the knees. In accordance with a certain oracle, the people did not raise it again. This, then, is the most excellent of the votive offerings (at any rate, it is by common agreement one of the Seven Wonders); and there are also the paintings of Protogenes, his Ialysus and also his Satyr, the latter standing by a pillar, on top of which stood a male partridge. And at this partridge, as would be natural, the people were so agape when the picture had only recently been set up, that they would behold him with wonder but overlook the Satyr, although the latter was a very great success. But the partridge-breeders were still more amazed, bringing their tame partridges and placing them opposite the painted partridge; for their partridges would make their call to the painting and attract a mob of people. But when Protogenes saw that the main part of the work had become subordinate, he begged those who were in charge of the sacred precinct to permit him to go there and efface the partridge, and so he did. The Rhodians are concerned for the people in general, although their rule is not democratic; still, they wish to take care of their multitude of poor people. Accordingly, the people are supplied with provisions and the needy are supported by the well-to-do, by a certain ancestral custom; and there are certain liturgies that supply provisions, so that at the same time the poor man receives his sustece and the city does not run short of useful men, and in particular for the manning of the fleets. As for the roadsteads, some of them were kept hidden and forbidden to the people in general; and death was the penalty for any person who spied on them or passed inside them. And here too, as in Massalia and Cyzicus, everything relating to the architects, the manufacture of instruments of war, and the stores of arms and everything else are objects of exceptional care, and even more so than anywhere else.
2. Dio Chrysostom, Orations, 38.41 (1st cent. CE

38.41.  Well, here is another outcome of concord for you to take into account. At present you two cities have each your own men; but if you come to terms, you will each have the other's too; and as for honours — for a city needs these too — set them down as doubled, and likewise the services. Some one in your city is gifted as a speaker; he will aid the Nicaeans too. There is a rich man in Nicaea: he will defray public expenses in your city too. And in general, neither will any man who is unworthy of first place in a city achieve fame with you by assailing the Nicaeans, or with the Nicaeans by assailing you; nor, in case a man is found to be a low fellow and deserving of punishment, will he escape his just deserts by migrating from Nicomedia to Nicaea or from Nicaea to Nicomedia.


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administration, provincial Czajkowski et al., Law in the Roman Provinces (2020) 164
apollo Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 431
apollo lyrboton Dignas, Economy of the Sacred in Hellenistic and Roman Asia Minor (2002) 242
arycanda Dignas, Economy of the Sacred in Hellenistic and Roman Asia Minor (2002) 242
blaundos Dignas, Economy of the Sacred in Hellenistic and Roman Asia Minor (2002) 242
capital punishment Czajkowski et al., Law in the Roman Provinces (2020) 164
cities, free Czajkowski et al., Law in the Roman Provinces (2020) 164
cities Czajkowski et al., Law in the Roman Provinces (2020) 164
citizens, of poleis Czajkowski et al., Law in the Roman Provinces (2020) 164
councils Czajkowski et al., Law in the Roman Provinces (2020) 164
countryside Czajkowski et al., Law in the Roman Provinces (2020) 164
courts, non-roman Czajkowski et al., Law in the Roman Provinces (2020) 164
criminal law and procedure Czajkowski et al., Law in the Roman Provinces (2020) 164
emperor Czajkowski et al., Law in the Roman Provinces (2020) 164
euergetes/euergetism Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 431
fines Czajkowski et al., Law in the Roman Provinces (2020) 164
governor Czajkowski et al., Law in the Roman Provinces (2020) 164
hieroi Dignas, Economy of the Sacred in Hellenistic and Roman Asia Minor (2002) 242
indigenous agency Czajkowski et al., Law in the Roman Provinces (2020) 164
jurisdiction Czajkowski et al., Law in the Roman Provinces (2020) 164
legacies Dignas, Economy of the Sacred in Hellenistic and Roman Asia Minor (2002) 242
legions Czajkowski et al., Law in the Roman Provinces (2020) 164
military Czajkowski et al., Law in the Roman Provinces (2020) 164
neolithic/chalcolithic age (ca. Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 431
paraphylax Czajkowski et al., Law in the Roman Provinces (2020) 164
policing Czajkowski et al., Law in the Roman Provinces (2020) 164
polis, euergetism Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 431
polis, imperial period Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 431
polis, liturgies Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 431
polis offices, dekaprotoi Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 431
priest(ess)/priesthood, vacancies Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 431
pro poleos Dignas, Economy of the Sacred in Hellenistic and Roman Asia Minor (2002) 242
robbers, in the provinces of the imperial period Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 431
tax Czajkowski et al., Law in the Roman Provinces (2020) 164
temple deposits Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 431
treaty Czajkowski et al., Law in the Roman Provinces (2020) 164
villages' Dignas, Economy of the Sacred in Hellenistic and Roman Asia Minor (2002) 242
villages Czajkowski et al., Law in the Roman Provinces (2020) 164
wörrle, michael Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 431