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

Proxeny for a citizen of Sinope

Late 2nd century BC. Originally published by Latyshev


"Nomophylakes Eukrates son of Prytanios, Pleistonax son of Dionysios, Apollonios son of Parthenokleios, and Apollodoros son of Herogeitos who stands at the head of the government, proposed: whereas Menophilos son of Menophilos, of Sinope, is a person good and honorable for the people of Chersonesos, and always nobly presenting himself at the disposal, particularly to the citizens who are dealing with him, and displayed himself good-willing and ready for help, trying always to do some benefit, so in order that the people may be seen worthy of the men, who are aspiring to get better benefits, be it resolved by the council and people (...)".


[Under construction]

Nomophylakes, literally 'those who guard the law', were the officials responsible for keeping documents of state (laws), and supervised over the people's assemblies and meetings of the council. Their functions might also be similar with that of present court officers: British bailiffs and U.S. marshals.

Translation by © N. Khrapunov.

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