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Dedication by Elder Hymn-singers (222-235 CE) Histria - Scythia and Moesia


Histria (Scythia and Moesia, Danube and Black Sea areas — Pleiades map), 222-235 CE
IHistria 100 = SEG 17 (1960), no. 342 = PHI 172766  = ID# 14393


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Two pieces of a monument of marble (49 x 46 x 12 cm).

. . . (opening missing)  . . . and the . . . greatest (?) . . . consul Julius . . . Gaitulicus (?), the elder (presbyteroi) hymn-singers (hymnōdoi) who are gathered around the great god Dionysos and gathered around the leaders (prostatai; or: patrons) Flavius Jucundus, Flavius Diogenes, Flavius Longinianus, and Aurelius Dionysios son of Dionysios and grandson of Hertiaios, who were victorious in the contests when Aurelius Gregoros son of Artemidoros was contest-director, Achilleus son of Achillas was father (patēr), Aurelius Elei son of Elei was in the midst of the chorus as choral-leader, and Demetrios son of Domitianus was director of music.  These are those who gathered together: (column 1) Aurelius Aelianus Elei, Aurelius Alexandros Elei, Aurelius Saturnilus Elei, Athenades son of Damatrios, Kallineikos son of Heraklianos, Neikeratos son of Hermippos, Demetris son of Damatrios, . . . Name son of Rufus, Artemidoros (?) son of Marcianus, Dionysios . . . (final names in column 1 missing), (column 2) Aurelius Artemidoros son of Aristokrates, priest (hiereus), Aurelius Aristokrates son of Aristokrates, priest, Publius Aelius son of (?) Hermerinos, Aurelius Ponticus. . . (final lines missing).

Translation by: Harland



[— — —] καὶ τοῦ | [κρατίστου ὑ]πατικοῦ Ἰουλίου | [Γαιτουλικ]οῦ, ὑμνῳδοὶ πρεσβύτε|[ροι οἱ πε]ρὶ τὸν μέγαν θεὸν Διόνυσον || [τοὺς π]ροστάτας Φλ(άουιον) Ἰουκοῦνδον | [καὶ] Φλ(άουιον) ∙ Διογένην καὶ Φλ(άουιον) Λονγεινι|[α]νὸν καὶ Αὐρ(ήλιον) Διονύσιον βʹ ∙ τοῦ Ἑ|[στ]ιαίου νεικήσαντες ἀγῶνα ἐ|[πὶ] ἀγωνοθέτου Αὐρ(ηλίου) Γρηγόρου τοῦ || [Ἀρ]τεμιδώρου καὶ πατρὸς Ἀχιλλ|έως Ἀχιλλᾶ, μεσοχόρου δὲ καὶ | [χο]ροστάτου Αὐρ(ηλίου) Ηλει τοῦ Ηλει μ|ουσάρχου Δημητρίου Δομετια|νοῦ, συναγωνισάμενοι οἵδε· ||

{column 1, beginning at line 15} [Αὐ]ρ(ήλιος) Αἰλιανὸς Ηλει | [Αὐ]ρ(ήλιος) Ἀλέξανδρος Ηλει | [Αὐ]ρ(ήλιος) Σατουρνεῖλος Ηλει | [Ἀ]θηνάδης Δαματρίου | [Κα]λλίνεικος Ἡρακλιαν(οῦ) || [Νεικ]ήρατος Ἑρμίππου | [Δημή]τρις Δα<μα>τρίου | [— — —]ς Ῥούφου | [Ἀρτεμίδ]ωρος Μαρ[κιαν]οῦ | [Διονύ]σιος Π[— — —] | [— — —]

column 2, beginning at line 15} vac. | Αὐρ(ήλιος) ∙ Ἀρτεμίδωρος Ἀ|ριστοκρά(τους) ἱερεύς | Αὐρ(ήλιος) ∙ Ἀριστοκράτ[ης] | Ἀριστοκρά(τους) ἱερεύ[ς] || Πόπλιος Αἴλ[ιος] | Ἑρμερι[νοῦ] | Αὐρ(ήλιος) ∙ Ποντικὸς Ε[— —] | ․․Φ․․[— — —] | [— — —]

Item added: July 16, 2013
Item modified: July 17, 2013
ID number: 14393
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