Hierapolis area [Dionysoupolis] (Phrygia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), I-II CE
= MAMA IV 281
= PHI 269717
= ID# 5963
Slab of limestone with a pediment found reused in the wall of a house at Bahadinlar (31 x 44 cm). Confession inscriptions (or reconciliation inscriptions) are characteristic of parts of Phrygia, Lydia, and nearby areas. They involve a person who has in some way offended the god (often described as a "sin" [ἁμαρτία]) acknowledging the god's punishment and power. In this case the "sin" involves hesitancy in participating in a god's mysteries. Dionysoupolis was located northeast of Hierapolis and southeast of Blaundos.
C. Antonius Apellas from Blaundos, having been punished by the god often and for a long period of time because, although he had been called, he did not want to come and be present at the mystery…
Translation by: Harland
Γ. Ἀντώνιος Ἀπελ[λ]ǀ[ᾶ]ς̣ Βλαυνδεὺς κοǀλασθεὶς ὑπὸ τοῦ θεοῦ πολλάκις καὶ ǀ πολλοῖς χρόνοις διὰ τὸ μ<ὴ> βούλεσθε ǀǀ αὐτὸν ποσελθεῖν καὶ παρεστάναι ǀ τῶ μυστηρίω καλούμενον ἐν[— — —]
MAMA IV 281, plate 58.
MAMA IV 281: Squeeze.
Item added: November 11, 2012
Item modified: December 4, 2015
ID number: 5963
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