Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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[88] Grave for a “Brother” of the Synod (200-250 CE) Pantikapaion - Bosporan region


Pantikapaion (Bosporan region, Danube and Black Sea areas — Pleiades map)
AGRW 88 = IBosp 104 = PHI 182821  = ID# 1764

 200-250 CE

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Slab of limestone (114 x 38 x 17-21 cm; letter height: 3 cm). Found at Kerch in 1910. Now in Kerch Historical and Archaeological Museum. On this grave, members of an association, including the “father” of the group, set up a memorial for a fellow-member who is referred to as a “brother.”

To good fortune!  Those gathered around the priest, Valeris son of Neikostratos, and the father (patēr) of the synod (synodos), Kallistos the second, and the rest of the members of the synod (synodeitai) (honoured) their own brother (adelphos), Symphoros son of Philippos.

Written/translated by: Harland



ἀγαθῇ τύǀ[χῃ]. ǀ τοῖς περὶ ǀ ἱερέαν Οὐǀǀαλέριν ǀ Νεικ[οστρά]ǀτου καὶ ǀ πατέρα ǀ συνό[δ]ου ǀǀ Κάλλιστοǀν βʹ καὶ ǀ οἱ λοιπο[ὶ] ǀ συνοδεῖǀται τὸν ǀǀ ἴδιον ἀǀδελφὸν ǀ Σύμφορον ǀ Φιλίπ<π>ου.

Item added: March 2, 2012
Item modified: November 10, 2015
ID number: 1764
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