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[190] Subscriptions of the Initiates of Dionysos with Imperial Dedications (80/83 CE) Smyrna - Ionia


Smyrna (Ionia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 80/83 CE
AGRW 190 = ISmyrna 731-732 = Jaccottet 2003, vol. 2, no. 116 = PHI 254991; 254992  = ID# 1426


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Fragmentary slab of marble which also contains ISmyrna 600, an imperial letter to the synod of Dionysos Breiseus. 80 CE (lines 1-20), 83 CE (lines 21-27)

… This was dedicated to emperor Titus Caesar Vespasian Augustus, great high–priest (?) … with tribunician power for the ninth time, proclaimed emperor (imperator) for the fifteenth time, father of the fatherland, consul for the eighth time, and to Caesar Domitian (name erased), son of god Vespasian Augustus, consul for the seventh time.  This was done when C. Julius (10) Mithres of the Fabia tribe, the emperor–loving son of the People (dēmos), was serving as priest by family descent, T. Claudius Bion Nonianos was crown–bearer, L. Licinius Proklos was director of contests, … Name was president of athletics, and L. Sulpicius Firmus was administrator.

Those who have fully paid the entrance fee: Sulpicius Firmus, Artemidoros Artemas, ancestral initiate (patromystēs), Apollonios Eudemos, ancestral initiate, Trophimos Asklepiades, (and) Tyrannos Papios son of Menandros.

This was dedicated to emperor Caesar Domitian Augustus, proclaimed for the ninth time, and to Quintus Petillius Rufus, consul for the second time.  (10) This was done when Koskonia Myrton was crown–bearer, L. Caecilius Fronto the younger was director of contests, and Dionysios Cicinius the younger was president of athletics.

Ancestral initiates: M. Aurelius Perperes, Charidemianos, Themistokles … Lucius Sulpicius (missing line) … Stratoneikos.

Translation by: Harland



[Αὐτοκράτορι Τίτῳ Καίσαρι Οὐεσπασιανῷ Σεβαστῷ] ǀ [ἀρχιερεῖ] μεγίστῳ, δημαρǀχικῆς ἐξουσίας τὸ θʹ, αὐǀτοκράτορι τὸ ιεʹ, πατρὶ πατρίǀǀδος, ὑπάτῳ τὸ ηʹ καὶ Καίσαρι ǀ [[Δομετιανῷ,]] θεοῦ Οὐεσπαǀσιανοῦ Σεβαστοῦ υἱῷ, ὑπάǀτῳ τὸ ζʹ, ἱερατεύοντος διὰǀγένους Γ. Ἰουλίου Φαβία Μιǀǀθρέως, τοῦ δήμου υἱοῦ ǀ φιλοσεβάστου· ǀ ἐπὶ στεφανηφόρου Τι. Κλαυδίου Βίωνος ǀ Νωνιανοῦ, ἀγωνοθετοῦντος Λ. Λικινίου ǀ Πρόκλου, ξυσταρχοῦντος [— —], ǀǀ διοικοῦντος Λ. Σουλπικίου Φίρμου·

οἱ πεǀπληρωκότες τὰ ἰσηλύσια· ǀ Σουλπίκιος Φίρμος, ǀ Ἀρτεμίδωρος ̣ Ἀρτεμᾶς πατρομύστης, ǀ Ἀπολλώνιος ̣ Εὔδημος πατρομύστης, ǀǀ Τρόφιμος Ἀσκληπιάδου, ǀ Τύραννος Παπίου τοῦ Μενάνδρου. ǀ Αὐτοκράτορι Καίσαρι [[Δομετιαǀνῷ]] Σεβαστῷ τὸ θʹ, Κοΐντῳ ǀ Πεττιλίῳ Ῥούφῳ τὸ βʹ ὑπάτοις· ǀǀ ἐπὶ στεφανηφόρου Κοσκωνίας ǀ Μύρτου· ἀγωνοθέτης Λο. Καιǀκίλιος Φρόντων νε(ώτερος), ξυστάρχης ǀ Διονύσιος Κίκινος νε(ώτερος).

πατρομύσται ǀ ΨΗ M. Αὐρήλιος Περπέρης ǀ Χαριδημιανός ǀ Θεμιστοκλῆς ǀǀ [— —]λου Λού. Σουλπ[ίκιος — — —] ǀ [— —]ύλλιος ΚΑΠΙΥ[— —] ǀ [— — —] Στρατόνεικος ΤΑΥΚΕ̣[ ] ǀ [— — —]

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