Franklin, John Curtis. 2016. Kinyras: The Divine Lyre. Hellenic Studies Series 70. Washington, DC: Center for Hellenic Studies. http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:hul.ebook:CHS_FranklinJ.Kinyras.2016.
16. The Kinyradai of Paphos
Tacitus and the Memories of the Paphian Priesthood
In the Annals, Tacitus again states that Aerias first built the Paphian temple, which was held to be the island’s oldest. Aerias, he says, was the father of Amathus, who had gone on to consecrate the temple to “Amathusian Venus.” Third in age was the temple to Jupiter at Salamis, established by Teukros. 
Nikokles and the Kinyrad Legacy
Fathers, Arkhaios, [admiringly erect]ed [sc. a statue of]
Timarkhos’ son, the Paphians’ [outstanding king]—
Nikokles, of div[ine-speaking] Kinyras [descendant]. 
Despite considerable damage to the stone, T. B. Mitford rightly asserted that his exemplary supplements must convey the sense closely.  The inscription is supremely important for establishing that later literary traditions of a Kinyrad monarchy at Paphos were in fact historically founded. While Mitford’s thẹ[spesíou (‘div[ine-speaking’) is not certain, some word with the element ‘divine’ remains highly probable given the known theta, metrical constraints, and the need to find an appropriate epithet for Kinyras.  Thespésios, a formation that must go back to the second millennium, meant originally ‘proclaimed by a god’.  Epic diction uses it of such ‘ominous’ sounds as exalted music (including the lyre) and extends it to other awesome phenomena.  Note also Euripides’ description of Delphi as the “divinely-singing (thespiōidón) center of the world,” recalling that Paphos also styled itself as gês omphalós (see below).  A thespésios Kinyras would be a most appropriate source—always alongside the goddess herself, of course—for the Paphian kings’ priestly and mantic authority.
[King Nikokles placed, me]morial of the cultic duty (thyapolías)
[whereby he learned the god]s’ sacred purpose (hieròn nóon), through [god-sent/divine-voiced] customs
Celebrating the arts of the line of [Kiny]ras. 
The Kinyradai in Hellenistic and Roman Times
Sons of the Kinýra