Greek sanctuaries were sometimes controlled by a syngeneia, a 'clan' or 'kinship group'. During the Hellenistic period, the sanctuary of Sinuri near Mylasa was controlled by the syngeneia of Pormounos. For some examples from other places, see R.Zelnick-Abramovitz, "The Xenodokoi of Thessaly", page 115 ( PDF ).
In the absence of other evidence, the first two lines of this inscription have been used in attempts to reconstruct the history of Caria in the early 3rd century B.C. It appears that Pleistarchos son of Antipatros was ruler of Caria from 301 until about 295/4 B.C.; see R.A.Billows, "Kings and Colonists", pp.93-94 ( Google Books ).
In the seventh year, under Pleistarchos; it was resolved by the syngeneia of Pormounos, by everyone in common; since Samiades son of Theodotos has acted nobly towards the syngeneia, both in common and to each individual; he shall be a member of the syngeneia, both himself and his descendants, and he shall share in the all the privileges that the other kinsmen have.
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