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Contributions by Sarapiasts for the Sarapis and Nile Festivals (I BCE) Methymna on Lesbos - Northern islands


Methymna on Lesbos (Northern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), I BCE
IG XII,2 511 + addenda, p. 140 (b, lines 14-15) = RICIS 205/0401 (without the names) = SIRIS 262 (without the names) = PHI 75193 = AGRW ID# 23916


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Block of marble. In Egypt, the great Sarapis festival took place on the 26th of the month of Choiach and celebrated, in part, Isis' recovery of Osiris.

(A)  Sarapiasts (Sarapiastai) who made a promise and contributed to the company (speira) for the meeting (synodos) of the great Sarapis celebrations, in order that the yearly sacrifices may be accomplished forever for the Nile celebrations: Kallistodikos son of Kallistodikos, Zoilos son of Theodotos, Philistos son of Didymarchos (?), . . . Name son of Hipparchos (?), Name. . ., Anthemios (?) son of Herodes, . . . Name son of Zoilos, . . . Name son of Antimachos, . . . Name son of Antiochos, . . . Name son of Lysias, . . . Name, Attalos son of Name. . ., NameName, Name son of Zoilos, Erykios son of Artemidoros, . . . Name son of Simmios, Artemidoros son of Name. . . , Smendron son of Ithakios (?), Aristodikos son of Histiaios, Adamas son of Name. . ., Kallikles son of Nikokrates, Zoes (?) son of Name. . ., Name, Name, Zoilos son of Demetrios, . . . Name, Artemon son of . . . Name, Name son of Antidotos (remaining name(s) on A lost), (B) Aristotimos son of Python, Satyrion son of Nikolaos, Epitropides son of Philistidas, Demetrios son of Demetrios, Lyson son of Sosias, Ktesibion son of Ktesibion, Ktesiphon son of Antikrates, Kallistratos (?) son of Name. . . . , (C) . . . Name son of Kallikrates, Kallikrates son of Kallimachos, Damikertes son of Alkias, Meleagros son of Moiragenes, Teres son of . . . Name, Kleomachos son of Praxias, Damos son of Damos, Neon son of Lesbios, Aristeas son of Name.

Translation by: Harland



{A} [Σα]ραπιαστα[ὶ] | [οἱ ἐ]παγγειλάμενοι καὶ εἰσενέγκαντες τ[ῇ] | [σ]πείρᾳ εἰς τὴν σύνοδον τῶν μεγάλων Σαρα|πιείων, ὅπως εἰς πάντα τὸν χρόνον τοῖς Νει[λῴ]||οις συντελῶνται αἱ θυσίαι κατ’ ἕκαστον ἐ|νιαυτὸν· Καλλιστόδικος Καλλιστοδίκου, | Ζωΐλος Θεοδότου, Φίλιστος [Διδυ]μάρχ[ου], | [— — — Ἱπ]πάρχο[υ], | [— — —] || [— — Ἀν]θέ[μι]ος(?) Ἡρώ[δου], | [— — —]ος Ζωΐλο[υ], | [— — — Ἀντιμάχ[ου], | [— — —όδ]ωρος Ἀντιό[χου], | [— — —]ων Λυσίο[υ], || [— —]ης [— —], Ἄτταλος Ἑρμι[— —], | [․․․κ]ράτης Ε[— —], [— —]ησίας Ζωΐλ[ου], | [Ἐρ]ύκιος Ἀρτε[μιδώρου], Βα․․․․ Σιμμ[ίου], | [Ἀρ]τεμίδωρος Ε․․․․․, Σ[μ]ένδρων Ἰθα[κίου(?)], | [Ἀρ]ιστόδι[κος] Ἱστιαίου, Ἀδάμας Τι․․․․, || [Κα]λλικλῆς Ν[ικο]κράτους, Λωησ(?) {<Ζ>ώης?} [— —], | [— —]ης Μορα․․․ος, Κρ[— — —] | [Ζ]ωΐλος Δημητρίου, Ἐρ[ωτ— — —] | [Ἀρ]τέμων Ἀρισ[τ— — —] |[— — —] Ἀντιδό[του, — — —] || [— — —]

{B, line 1}
Ἀριστότι|μος Πύθω|νος, Σατυρ|ίων Νικολ[ά]||ου, Ἐπιτρο[πί]|δης Φιλιστί|δου, Δημή|τριος Δ[η]|μητρίου, || Λύσων | [Σ]ωσίου, | [Κ]τησίβιο[ν] | [Κ]τησιβίου, | [Κ]τησιφῶ[ν] || [Ἀντ]ικράτ[ους], | [Κα]λλίσ[τρατος] | [Ἑ]κατ[— — —]

{C, line 1}
[{ὁ δεῖνα}] | [Καλ]λικράτ[ους], | [Κα]λλικράτη[ς] | [Καλ]λιμάχου, | [Δ]αμικέρτης || [Ἀ]λκίου, | [Μ]ελέαγρος | [Μ]οιραγένου, | Τήρης | [․]αδάλα, || [Κ]λεόμαχος | Πραξίου, | [Δᾶ]μος Δάμ[ου], | [Ν]έων Λεσβίο[υ], | [Ἀρι]στέας | [— — —]ος.

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