Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Dedication of a Banqueting Hall by Members of a Society (early III BCE) Taposiris Magna - Delta region


Taposiris Magna (Delta region, Egypt — Pleiades map), early (?) III BCE
A. de Pontbriand, MDAI(K) 66 (2010) 205-211 = F. Kayser, BE (2013), no. 476 = SEG 60 (2010), no. 1812  = ID# 24315


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Block of sandstone. There are traces of red and blue paint in the inscribed lettering. Found in 2006-2007. This very fragmentary inscription involves the dedication of a banqueting hall (hestiatorion) by a group of society-members (thiasitai), probably consisting of thirty members (whose names appear in the genitive in three columns).

Too fragmentary to translate.

Translation by: Harland



{column 1} [--- τῶ]ν̣ θιασιτῶν τὸ ἱ̣στια[τόριον] | [---]ρου | [---]δωρου | [---]του || [---] | [---]ο̣υ | [---] | [---]τος || [---]ρου | [---] | [---]

{column 2} Κότυος | Δημοσθένους | Πρ̣ω̣τ[ίω]νος | Ἀθηνί̣ω̣νος || Πολ̣[εμο]κράτου | Πρώ̣ν̣ακτος | Πεδιέως | Πυθογείτονος || Πιγρέους | Μουσαίου

{column 3} Καλλι̣[---] | Χαρικλ[---] | Ἀμύντο[υ] | Διαγόρου || Ἀντίνου | Εὐβίου | Πρωτομάχου | Εὐάρχου || Ἀρήου | Ἀρ[τεμιδώρο?]υ.

Item added: May 12, 2016
Item modified: February 28, 2017
ID number: 24315
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