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

Decree honoring ambassadors from Herakleia to the Roman emperor

Originally published by Latyshev, commentary by Solomonik

This marble slab was uncovered in 1893 near Uvarov basilica (its bottom is missing).

The monument dates to the period about the mid-2nd century A. D.


"Good fortune!

Proedroi of the Chersonesites, who are in Taurica, proposed: whereas the most pious our fathers of Herakleia, with the kindred sympathy, rendering care for the sake of ours, applied every effort and all the true love and sent an embassy to our god and sovereign, emperor Titus Aelius Hadrian Antoninus to intercede for us, did not despise in anything, and made the divine answers and favorably given benefactions known through the most reverend men Herakleidos son of Menestheos and Proklos son of Memnon, for their honesty became evident, we have nation-widely acknowledged it necessary to render (them) befit recompenses. Therefore, be it resolved by the council and the people to praise for this our progenitor, the great city, and the first (...)".


This is honorific decree for the ambassadors, who were sent by Heraklaia, metropolis of Chersonesos, to Rome, to the emperor Antoninus Pius (A. D. 138-161) asking for help for Chersonesos. Although centuries passed from the time when the colonists had left Herakleia to found Chersonesos, this decree called Herakleia the "progenitor city".

Proedroi (literally "those who seat in front") were chairpersons in the council of the city community. One of the proedroi's duties was to propose projects of resolutions for the city and people's assembly.

Translation by © N. Khrapunov.

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