It seems very likely that the Paramonos who dedicated this statue was the same Paramonos who, according to the "Index Stoicorum" of Philodemos, was a pupil of the Stoic philosopher Panaitios and then himself became a teacher of philosophy. If so, it must be assumed that Paramonos left Athens, where Panaitios was teaching, and set up a school of philosophy in Rhodes, with some unspecified help from Ariarathes of Cappadocia; see M. Haake, "Der Panaitiosschüler Paramonos aus Tarsos, der kappadokische König Ariarathes VI. und eine rhodische Inschrift" ( academia.edu )
This statue of king Ariarathes Epiphanes and Philopator, the son of king Ariarathes Eusebes and Philopator, was dedicated to the gods by Paramonos of Tarsos, the son of Kastorides, on account of his virtue and goodwill and his beneficence towards Paramonos.
Philagoras of Rhodes, the son of Menyllos, made the statue.
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