The paper analyzes the different locations in which the polis of Iasos displayed its decrees, particularly the honorary ones from the beginning of the 4th to the beginning of the 2nd century BC. The analysis relies on explicit indications in the decrees and on the features of their monumental supports, usually parastades (the favorite venue for proxeny decrees), but often also stelai or wall blocks. Other poleis usually displayed their honorary decrees in only one sanctuary at any given time, in some cases switching to a different sanctuary over time. Iasos instead shows a wide range of options all in use at the same time. Its decrees refer to three different sanctuaries (the sanctuary of Zeus, later called of Zeus and Hera, the Apollonion, the sanctuary of Artemis Astias) and to many different buildings, which all stood in or around the agora (the Poseidon stoa - partly on parastades which stood in front of the bouleuterion and probably in front of the archeion - the Maussolleion, the archeion prostatikon), as their place of display. Epigraphic, topographical, antiquarian, historical and cultural problems are discussed for each sanctuary and building. By the late 3rd century BC, a time of lively interaction between the Greek poleis which is distinguished inter alia by the use of inviting judges and arbitrators from other cities and by the exchange of honours granted to them and to their poleis, Iasos chose its most revered sanctuaries (Zeus and Hera’s and Artemis Astias’) to honour foreign judges and the communities from which they came, as well as other benefactors.
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