Honouring

11th Pillar: ‘‘Honouring’’ ancient Ithacesians

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(Summary) The following names in alphabetical order were engraved on head-stones found in ancient Ithacan cemeteries (necropolis) and belong to men and women of Ithaca who lived during the Classic and Early Hellenistic period, 2300 – 2500 years ago.

One, might have worshiped or left votive-offerings in the sanctuary in Polis or in that of Artemis and Apollo in Aetos, another might have carved inscriptions, or attended festivities in the ‘‘Odysseion’’, participated in games, sculptured statuettes or painted vases, minted coins or played the ‘‘Petteia’’, and why not, offered the masque with the inscription ‘‘ΕΥΧΗΝ ΟΔΥΣΣΕΙ’’.

The reference to their names is a tribute owed to known and unknown Ithacans of ancient times who kept alive the flame of Homer’s and Odysseus’ Ithaca.

Α. ΑΓΕΛΟΧΟΣ-AGELOCHOS, ΑΓΗΜΟΝΙΔΑ-AGEMONIDA, ΑΓΗΝΟΡΙΔΑ-AGENORIDA, ΑΓΕΜΑΧΟΣ-AGEMACHOS, ΑΓΛΑΟΣ-AGLAOS, ΑΛΑΝΔΡΟΣ-ALANDROS, ΑΛΕΞΙΛΑΟΣ-ALEXILAOS, ΑΜΥΝΤΑΣ-AMYNTAS, ΑΝΔΡΩΝΟΣ-ANDRONOS, ΑΠΕΛΛΕΑ-ΦΙΛΑ – APELLEA-FILA, [Α]ΣΤΕΡΙΣ-[A]STERIS.

Γ. Γ[Λ]ΑΥΚΙΑ-G[L]AUCIA.

Δ. ΔΑΜΑΛΚΟΣ-DAMALCOS, ΔΑΜΑΣΙΔΑΣ-DAMASIDAS, ΔΑΜΩ-DAMO, [ΔΑ]ΜΟΚΡΙΤΑΣ-[DA]MOCRITAS, ΕΥΚΡΙΤΑΣ-EUCRITAS, ΔΑΜΩΣ-DAMOS, ΔΕΜΟΦΙΛΟΣ-DEMEFILOS, ΔΕΞΙΛΑΟΣ-DEXILAOS, Δ[Α]ΗΜΟΣΘΕΝΗΣ-D[A]EMOSTHENES, ΔΙΚΑΙΑ-DICAIA, ΔΙΟΚΛΕΙΔΑΣ-DIOCLEIDAS.

Ε. ΕΛΑΦΙ-ΕΛΑΦΙ ΛΑΜΙΣΚΟΣ – ELAFI-ELAFI LAMISCOS, ΕΡΩΣ-HEROS, ΕΚΝΑΓΑΘΟΣ-ECNAGATHOS, ΕΧΕΚΡΑΤΕΙΑ ΚΛΕΟΦΩΝΟΣ-ECHECRATEIA KLEOPHONOS, ΕΥΔ[Ω[ΡΙΧΑΣ-EUD[O]RICHAS, ΕΥΔΩΡΟΣ-EUDOROS, ΕΥΞΕΊΔΩΡΟΣ-EUXEIDOROS.

Θ. ΘΕΑΙ….ΣΦΑΚΙΩΝ[ΟΣ]-THEAI…SFACIONOS, ΘΕΙΣΦΟΡΟΣ-THEISPHOROS, ΘΕΟΓΝΩΤΙΔΑ[Σ]-THEOGNOTIDA[S], ΘΕΟΔΩΡΟΣ-THEODOROS, ΘΕΟΔΩΡ[Α]-THEODOR[A], ΘΕΟΦΙΛΙ.-THEOPHILI., ΘΕΥΔΩΡ…-THEUDOR…

Ι.   ΙΟΝΠΟΔΩΡΟΣ-IONPODOROS

Η. ΗΡΑΚΛΗΣ-HERACLIS.

Κ. ΚΑΛΛΙΔΡΌΜΟΣ-CALLIDROMOS, ΚΑΛΙΜΑΧΟΣ-CALIMACHOS, ΚΑΛΛΙΤΥΧΗ-CALLITYCHE, ΚΑΣΣΑΛΙΑΣ-CASSALIAS, ΚΛΕΥΜΝΑΣΤΟΣ-CLEYMNASTOS, ΚΛΕΟΜΗ[ΔΗΣ]-CLEOME[DES], ΚΛΕΟΜΗ/ΦΡΥΝΩΝΟΣ-CLEOME/PHRYNONOS, ΚΛΕΩΝ-CLEON, ΚΛΗΝΑΓΟΡΑΣ-CLENAGORAS, ΚΡΙΤΑΣ-CRITAS, ΚΡΙΤΟΛΑΟΣ-CRITOLAOS, ΚΥΔΩΝΊΑ-CYDONIA.

Λ. ΛΕΑΝΔΡΟΣ-LEANDROS, ΛΕΟΝΤΙ-LEONTI, ΛΙΣΙΔΙΚΑΣ-LISIDICAS, ΛΥΚΥΝ[Θ]ΙΟΣ ΕΥΞΕΝΟΣ-LYCYN[TH]IOS EUXENOS.

Μ. ΜΟΛΩΤΑΣ-MOLOTAS, ΜΑ[Τ]ΙΛΛΑΣ-MA[T]ILLAS.

Ξ. ΞΕΝΟΦΑΝΤΙΣ-XENOPHANTIS.

Π. ΠΑΝΤΙΜΙΑΣ ΟΛΥΜΠΙΟΣ-PANTIMIAS OLYMPIOS, ΠΕΙΣΙΤΕΛΗΣ-PEISITELES, ΠΙΣΤΑΚΙΩΝ-PISTAKION, ΠΟΛΥΚΡΑΤ[Ε]ΟΣ-POLYCRAT[E]OS, ΠΟΛΥΚΡΙΤΑΣ-POLYCRITAS, ΠΡΑΫΛΟΣ-PRAYLOS, ΠΡΑΫΧΟΣ-PRAYCHOS, ΠΥΘΕΑΣ-PYTHEAS.

Σ. [Σ]ΕΜΝΟΣ-[S]EMNOS, ΣΩΤΗΡ[ΙΣ]-SOTER[IS], ΣΥΡΑΣ ΣΩΤΩΝΟΣ-SYRAS SOTONOS, ΣΩΣΙΜΙΟΣ-SOSIMIOS, [Σ]ΩΤΑΚΟΣ-SOTAKOS, CΩΙΛΟΣ CΩΤΙΩΝ-SOILOS SOTION.

Τ. ΤΙΜΑΝΔΡΑΣ-ΦΕΙΔΙΟΣ-TIMANDRAS-PHEIDIOS, ΤΙΜΟΘΕΑΣ-TIMOTHEAS, ΤΙΜ[Ο]Σ ή ΤΙΜ[Ω]Σ-TIM[O]S, ΤΕΙΣΙΑΣ-TEISIAS.

Φ. ΦΙΑΛΩΣ- ΦΙΛΙΟΣ-PHIALOS-PHILIOS, ΦΙΛΙΔΟΣ-PHILIDOS, ΦΙΛΙΚ[Α]-PHILICA, ΦΙΛΙΣ-PHILIS, ΦΙΛΩΤΙΟΣ-PHILOTIOS.

Χ. ΧΑΛΧΙΣ-CHALCHIS.