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[29] Membership List of an Association of Banqueters (I BCE) Sparta - Peloponnesos


Sparta (Peloponnesos, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map), I BCE
AGRW 29 = IG V,1 209 = PHI 30559  = ID# 2545


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Slab of marble (broken into two parts) with a relief of the Dioskouroi (Dioscuri) gods above. This association consisted of men and women, slaves and free persons, some from the same household. Such diverse membership was mandated by the Spartan state, which established compulsory dining associations that served as loci for reinforcing the state’s ideology.

The banqueters (hoi sitēthentes) with Nikokles: Eurybanassa daughter of Sidektas, priestess; Tyndares son of Sidektas, priest; Deximachos son of Pratolaos; Sidektas son of Pratolaos; Damokratidas son of Eudamidas, officer of the youth; Timodamos son of Damostratos, elder; Aristomenes son of Aristomenes, overseer (ephor); Philostratos son of Sokrates, guardian of the laws; Dinokrates son of Dinokles, supervisor of women; Pratolaos son of Deximachos; Damokrates son of Aristokratidas, herald; Eukrates son of Eurykrates, seer; Kallikrates son of Nikon, flute-player; Nikandridas son of Nikomachos, lyre-player; Eudaimokles son of Eudaimokles, teacher according to the law; Damokrates son of Damokrates, master-builder; Mantikles son of Sosikrates, carver; Damokrates son of Damokrates, guilder; Philonidas Karneoneikos son of Philonidas; Aristopolis son of Damocharis according to the law; Pratonikos freedman of Perphila, spinner; Hippomedon son of Nikandros, paean-singer; Nikokles freedman of Tyndares, maker of palm branch crowns; Andronikos son of Nikokles, purifier; Zelotos freedman of Panteimia, secretary; Damippos son of Agathokles, dyer; Stephanos son of Phoibides, reader; Nikephoros freedman of Damostatos, attendant; Damokrates son of Lysippos, supplier; Eunous freedman of Aristokrates, baker; Clodia, slave of Akamantia, dealer in crowns; Philodamos freedman of Euthykles, butcher; Diokles slave of Kallisthenia.

Translation by: Ascough



οἱ σιτηθέντες ἐ̣πὶ Νικοκ[λέ]ος· | Εὐρυβάνασσα Σιδέκτα, ἱέ̣ρ̣[εια], | Τυνδάρης Σιδέκτα ἱερεύς, | Δεξίμαχος Πρατόλα, || Σιδέκτας Πρατόλα, | Δαμοκρατίδας Εὐδαμίδα βί̣δυος, | Τιμόδαμος Δαμοστράτου γερου̣σία̣[ς], | Ἀριστομένης Ἀριστομένε̣ος ἔφορος, | Φιλόστρατος Σωκ̣ράτεος νομο[φ]ύλαξ, || Δινοκράτης Δινο[κ]λέος γ̣υναικο[νό]μος, | Πρατόλας Δεξιμάχου, | Δαμοκράτης Ἀρισ[το]κρατίδα κᾶρυξ, | Εὐκράτης Εὐρυκράτεος μάντις, | Καλλικράτης Νίκω̣ν̣ος αὐλητάς, || Νικανδρίδας Νικομάχου κιθαριστάς, | Εὐδαιμοκλῆς Ͻ διδάσκαλος κατὰ νόμον, | Δαμοκράτης Ͻ ἀρχιτέκτων, | Μαντικλῆς Σωσικράτεος γλυφεύς, | Δαμοκράτης Ͻ χρυσωτάς, || Φιλωνίδας Φιλωνίδα Καρνεονείκας, | Ἀριστόπολις Δαμοχάρι{σ}ος {Δαμοχάριος} κατὰ νόμον, | Πρατόνικος ἐξ Περφίλας κλωστάς, | Ἱππομέδων Νικάνδρου πα̣ιανίας, | Νικοκλῆς ἐκ Τυνδάρους ψιλινοποιός, || Ἀνδρόνικος Νικοκλέος καθαρτής, | Ζήλωτος ἐκ Παντειμίας γραματεύς, | Δάμιππος Ἀγαθοκλέος ῥογεύς, | Στέφανος Φοιβίδα ἀναγνώστας, | Νικ<η>φόρος ἐγ Δαμοστράτου ὑπηρέτας, || Δαμοκράτης Λυσίππου πάροχος, | Εὔνους ἐξ Ἀριστοκράτεος ἀρτοκόπος, | Κλωδία κυρίας Ἀκαμαντίας στεφανοπωλίς, | Φιλόδαμος ἐξ Εὐθυκλέος μάγιρος, | Διοκλῆς κυρίας Καλλισθενίας ἀφατειν.

Item added: August 12, 2012
Item modified: August 23, 2018
ID number: 2545
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