Decree honoring Diophantos

Inscription honoring the emperor Zeno

Civic Oath of Chersonesos

Decree honoring Syriskos the historian

Base of statue for Agasikles

Proxeny decree for an ambassador from Mithridates Eupator

Decree honoring ambassadors from Herakleia

Base of statue for Aristonos

Treaty of alliance with the king Pharnakes I

List of those who won sport competitions

Inscription about the tax on prostitution

Fragment of a decree about the fortress of Napites

Inscription about construction of a city gate

Dedication to the goddess Nemesis

Inscription regarding the liberation of Kalos Limen

Decree honoring the emperor Marcus Aurelius

Decree honoring Gaius Julius Satyrus

Proxeny for a citizen of Sinope

Epitaph in verse on stele for Xanthos

Inscription on the stele set up by doctor

Epitaph in verse on stele for Oinanthe

Short epitaphs

Fragment of a decree about the fortress of Napites

Original publication and commentary by Solomonik

This fragment of a grayish marble slab was found in 1910 near Karantinnaya (Quarantine) bay and dated to the late 2nd century BC.


"(...) When the citizens were driven back by enemies and asked him to restore defensive walls on his own expense, (...) the most convenient, (...) displayed great firmness, celerity, and zeal for the people (...) safety (...). In the same year, calling for ( ... ), he collected the money from the people ( ... ) and advanced against the fortress of Napites (...). He promised that in the future would also act for the good of (...)"


This inscription informs about the Scythian fortress of Napites that existed in the Crimea. This fort is not mentioned in the decree for Dipohantos neither in the Strabo's Geography. The person who was honored by the decree both provided his fellow citizens with money to fortify the system of defense of Chersonesos and himself took part in military operations aimed against the fortress of Napites.

Translation by © N. Khrapunov.

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