Papers of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens — 1.1882-1883

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INSCRIPTIONS OF ASSOS.

No. XXIV.

Rim of the marble basin of fountain next the entrance of the
underground passage south of the Bouleuterion. Found
in cistern beneath.

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€7T LCT K6VYJV TTj^S TToXeOJS KA.60 (TTpOLTOS, VtO? 77oXeoJ5, (f)VCr€L

Se 'AireWLKuvTos, iirecTK€V<xcr6rf\.

" This has been restored from the rents of the lands which Kleos-
tratos, son of the city, but by nature son of Apellikon, bequeathed
for the restoration of the city."

Kleostratos had evidently bequeathed to the city of Assos certain
lands, the proceeds of which were to be used for repairs and
restorations.

The phrase mo? 7roAews occurs frequently in inscriptions (Le Bas
and Waddington, Asie Aline lire, 525, 881, 1592; C.I.G., 2719,
3082, 3173, 3570, 3874) ; and on coins (Mionnet, Phrygie, 442, 445 ;
Supplement, Carie, 131, Phrygie, 196). Waddington remarks that
such adoptions by the city may be compared with the purses given
in France, England, and Scotland to promising sons of poor parents,
to enable them to pursue a course of study.
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