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Decree (frag.) of Dionysiac Performers Concerning Contests (117-128 CE) Sardis - Lydia


Sardis (Lydia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 117-128 CE
ISardBR 13 = PHI 263124  = ID# 12748


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Slab of marble found built into the south wall of the acropolis (61 x 87 x 23 cm). This fragmentary decree (the left side is largely missing) is clearly by performers gathered around Dionysos and, probably, around emperor Hadrian, likely identified as "new Dionysos." It begins with mention of a proposal by Labeon which is seconded by Alexandros, a citizen of Sardis and high-priest for the third time. The remaining lines involve a decision about contests at Sardis.

Too fragmentary to translate.

Translation by: Harland



[ψήφισμα τῆς ἱερᾶς συνόδου· ἔδοξεν τοῖς ἀπὸ τῆς οἰκουμ]ένης περὶ τὸν Διόν[υσον καὶ] | [Αὐτοκράτορα Καίσαρα Τραϊανὸν Ἁδριανὸν Σεβαστόν, νέον Δι]ό̣νυσον, τεχνείταις [ἱερονείκαις] | [στεφανείταις καὶ τοῖς τούτων συναγωνισταῖς, εἰσηγησαμέου Λ]αβεῶνος τοῦ Δωροθέ[ου ․]ολ̣[․․] | [— — —ca.35— — — ἐπιψηφισαμένου Ἀλε]ξάνδρου Σαρδιανοῦ, ἀρχιερέως τὸ γʹ· || [ἐπειδὴ — — —ca.47— — — φιλ]όξενον Σαρδιανῶν δῆμον ἄνωθεν γ|[— — —ca.50— — —]τω δύο ἀγώνων ταλαντιαίων ἀνάθεσιν | [— — —ca. 45— — — ἐπι]τ̣ελεσθησόμενον ὑφ’ ἡμῶν προῖκα ὑποσχό|[μενος(?) — — —ca.33— — — κατ’ ἀνθρ]ω̣πίνην συμφορὰν ἀπονεύσαντος τοῦ βίου | [— — —ca.45— — —]θ̣η, νῦν τε κατὰ τὸ ὠφελιμώτατον τῆς συνόδου || [— — —ca.44— — —]τια[․․]νον, καὶ τὸν ὑπὸ τῶν ἐν Σάρδεσι τῆς τοπ|[— — —ca.43 — — —]ες ὑπομνησθῆναι τῆς προεψηφισμένης θἀτ|[έρα — — —ca.30— — — τῇ αὐτ]όχθονι καὶ πρεσβίστῃ Σαρδιανῶν πόλει τὸν ἐπι|[— — —ca.38— — —]τον κατὰ πᾶν ἀγώνισμα ἀγωνίσμασιν πᾶσιν τοῖς ἐ|[— — —c.30— — — ἐπιτελ]ουμένους ἐπὶ στεφάνῳ καὶ δόξη προῖκα [κα]τὰ τὸ τῆς συν||[όδου ψήφισμα — — —ca.25— — —]νου τε διὰ γένους ἀγωνοθέτου ὑπὸ τ[ῆς συν]όδου.

ISardBR 13: Plate V.
Public domain.

 

Item added: May 28, 2013
Item modified: December 4, 2015
ID number: 12748
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