Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Building Inscription (frag.) of a Musical Synod (after 193 CE) Pessinous - Galatia


Pessinous (Galatia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), after 193 CE
IPessinous 35 = SEG 46 (1996), no. 1630 = PHI 342645  = ID# 13525


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Block of white marble used as part of a building and found during excavations of the theater in the orchestra (32 x 108 x 100 cm). Only three words are still legible on the inscription ("sacred musical Severan. . . ") but this likely involves a synod of musical performers.

Too fragmentary to translate.

Translation by: Harland



[— —]․α ἱερᾶς μουσικῆς Σεουηρι̣α̣[νῆς συνόδου τῶν περὶ τὸν Διόνυσον τεχνειτῶν — —]

Item added: June 17, 2013
Item modified: January 22, 2016
ID number: 13525
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