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Dedication to Emperor Gordianus by Fans of Beast-fighters (ca. 238-244 CE) Kallatis - Scythia and Moesia

Kallatis (Scythia and Moesia, Danube and Black Sea areas — Pleiades map)
IKallatis 74 = PHI 173645  = ID# 14487

 238-244 CE


Slab of marble (172 x 71 x 13 cm). This seems to be an association of fans of beast-fighters, or gladiators (philokynēgoi), headed by a priest and with a number of secretaries. Compare the groups of "fans of weapons" (philoploi) at Termessos (TAM III 400), Hierapolis ( Tullia Ritti, An Epigraphic Guide to Hierapolis [Pamukkale] [Istanbul: Yayinlari, 2006] 48-52, no. 1), Ephesos (IEph 3070), and Miletos (IMilet 403).

(In Latin:) For the health of the emperor Caesar Marcus Antonius Gordianus Augustus and Sabinia Tanquillina Augusta.

(In Greek:) Erennios Apollinaris, benefactor (beneficiarus) of consular rank, member of the association of fans of beast-fighters (philokynēgos), set up the monument together with the hunting net from his own resources as a gift for the following: P. Valerius Chares, Theodoros son of Hereon, Asklepiades (10) son of Hygiainon, Hereon son of Italicus, Minicius Athaneon and Minicius Tryphon, Aelius Hephaistodoros and Aelius Archias, Fronton son of Kallistratos, Dionysios son of Kallistratos, Aemilius son of Aemilianus, Hereon son of Numenius, Julius son of Flavius, Hereon son of Hereon, (line 16, left column:) Hygiainon son of Hereon, Pannonios (one name in right column, line 16), Dionysios II, Asklepiades son of Theodoros, Theodoros son of Asklepiades, Heliodoros son of Theodoros, Eusebes son of Eusebes, Heliodoros son of Pharnakos, Dionysodoros son of Italicus, Asklepiades son of Hieronymos, (20) Alexandros son of Maximus, Ariston son of Euprepes, Pompeianus son of Herakleidos, Aelius Julianus, Athaneon Boukke, (30) Flavius Hephaistion, Pancharis son of Dionysios, and Herakleon son of Cornelius.

(right column, beginning at line 18) Secretaries (grammateis): Sokrates, Kalandion, (20) the legal expert (ekdikos) Karpos Syntrophos, the most noble member, Rhegillianos Rhegeinos, Kallineikos Valens, Serapion Zosimos, Asklepiades Julius, Eutychianos, Rhonoikos son of Diodoros, (30) and Herakleides Operaios.

(left margin with the letters arranged vertically, beginning at line 16) Lampadion, the priest (hiereus).

Translation by: Harland

pro sal(ute) Imp(eratoris) Caes(aris) M(arci) Ant(onii) Gordi(ani) | Aug(usti) et Sabiniae Tranquilli|nae Aug(ustae) | Ἑρέννιος Ἀπολινάρ(ις) βενεφ(ικιάριος) ὑπατικ(οῦ) || τὸν ταλαμῶνα σὺν τῇ ἄρκ(υ) | φιλοκύνηγ(ος) ἐκ τῶν ἰδίων | τοῖς vac. ὑποτεταγμέν(οις) δῶρον | τοῖς περὶ Π(όπλιον) Οὐαλέρ(ιον) Χάρητα, | Θεόδωρον Ἡρέων(ος) Ἀσκληπιάδην || Ὑγιαίνοντος, Ἡρέων(α) Ἰταλικοῦ, | Μινικίους Ἀθανέων(α) καὶ Τρύφωνα, | Αἰλ(ίους) Ἡφαιστόδωρον καὶ Ἀρχ(ίαν), Φρόντωνα | Καλλιστράτου Διονύσιον Καλλιστράτου, | Αἰμίλι(ον) Αἰμιλιανοῦ Ἡρέων(α) Νουμηνίου, || Ἰούλ(ιον) Φλάβιον Ἡρέων(α) Ἡ[ρ]έ[ων]ος |

Ὑγιαίνων Ἡρέωνος Παννόνιον | Διονύσιος βʹ | Ἀσκληπιάδης Θεοδώρου | Θεόδωρος Ἀσκλ<η>πιά<δ>ου || Ἡλιόδωρος Θεοδώρου | Εὐσέβης Εὐσέβους | Ἡλιόδωρος Φαρνάκου | Διονυσόδωρος Ἰταλικοῦ | Ἀσκληπιάδης Ἱερωνύμου || Ἀλέξανδρος Μαξίμου | Ἀρίστων Εὐπρέπους | Πομ<π>ηϊανὸς Ἡρακλείδου | Αἴλιος Ἰου<λ>ιανός | Ἀθανέων Βουκκη || Φλά(βιος) Ἡφαιστίων | Πανχάρις Διονυσίου | Ἡρακλέων Κορν(ηλίου)

col. B.16 γραμματεῖ<ς> | Σωκράτης, Καλανδίων || ἔκδικον | Κάρπον Συντρόφου | φιλότειμον κάλλιστον | Ῥηγιλλιανὸν Ῥηγεῖνον | Καλλίνεικον Βάλεντα || Σεραπίωνα Ζώσιμον | Ἀσκληπιάδην Ἰούλι(ον) | Εὐτυχιανόν | Ῥόνοικον | Διοδώρου || Ἡρακλείδην Ὀπερα|ῖον

left margin.16 | Λ|α|μ|π||α|δ|ί|ω|ν || ἱ|ε|ρ|ε|ύ||ς.

Item added: November 3, 2013
Item modified: March 2, 2015
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