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Dedication to Theos Hypsistos by a Synod Around Chophrasmos (225 CE) Tanais - Bosporan region


Tanais (Bosporan region, Danube and Black Sea areas — Pleiades map)
IBosp 1279 = IPontEux II 447 = PHI 184021  = ID# 7878

 225 CE

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Slab of white marble with a fragmentary inscription (93 x 70 x 4 cm; letter height: 2 cm). Found at Nedvigovka in 1869-70, now in Hermitage (inv. TH 321).

To good fortune.  This was dedicated to Theos Hypsistos (“Highest God”), who hears, by the synod (synodos) which is gathered around Theos Hypsistos, Chophrasmos son of Phorgabakos the priest, Euprepes son of Symphoros the synagogue-leader (synagōgos), Antimachos son of Pasion the goodness-loving official (philagathon), Symphoros son of Demetrios the assistant to the goodness-loving official (paraphilagathos), Balodis son of Demetrios the head of the gymnasium (gymnasiarchēs), and Sauanon son of Chophrasmos the head of the youths (neaniskarchēs).  The rest of the society-members (thiasitai) are:  Menophilos son of Moschas, Abrozeos son of Ariston, Soterikos son of Publius, Phauchos son of Publius, . . . Name son of Antimachos, Rhachoisakos son of Eunoikos, Athiagas son of Balodios, Megis II, Eutyches son of Antimachos, Dynaton son of Demetrios, Irauadis son of Demetrios, Symphoros son of Kallisthenes, Aspandanos son of Leimanos, Ardagdakos son of Publius, Madois son of Sambation, Nabazos son of Kimbros, Midachos son of Ardaros, Phoriauos son of Antisthenes, Rhachoisakos son of Rhassogos, Name. . . son of Zeuakos, Herakleides son of Markeanos,. . . Name son of Siauakos, Ochodiakos son of Doulas, Gaos, Panauchos son of Ardaros, Osmarakos son of Amaiakos, Psycharion son of Tryphon (?), Ariston son of Menestratos, Odiardos son of Demetrios, Symphoros son of . . Name . . . .Okxymakos . . . (one illegible line) . . . son of Diophantos, Eutyches . . . son of Name, Amardiakos son of Menestratos, . . . Name son of Alexandros, Gosakos son of Aspakos, Araouebos son of . . . Name, Dalosakos son of Symphoros, Ardonastos son of Sophron, Bagdochos son of Symphoros, . . . Name son of Amaeiakos, Rhodigasos son of Symphoros, . . . Name son of Athenodoros, Xiamphokanos son of Antimachos, Aubadagmos son of Name. . .  This was done in the 522nd year on the 20th of the month of Pereitios.

Written/translated by: Harland



ἀγαθῇ τύχῃ. | Θεῷ Ὑψίστῳ ἐπηκόωι ἡ σύνοδος πε|ρὶ Θεὸν Ὕψιστον καὶ ἱερέα Χόφρασμον | Φοργαβάκου καὶ συναγωγὸν Εὐπρέπην || Συμφόρου καὶ φιλάγαθον Ἀντίμαχον Πα|σίωνος καὶ παραφιλάγαθον Σύμφορον Δημη|τρίου καὶ γυμνασιάρχην Β[αλ]ῶδιν Δημ̣ητρίου | καί ν<ε>ανισκάρχην Σαυάνων Χοφράσμου καὶ οἱ | λοιποὶ θιασῶται· Μηνόφιλος Μόσχα, Ἁβρόζεος || Ἀρίστω̣νος, Σωτηρικὸς Ποπλίου, Φαῦ̣χος Ποπλίου, | Μιαι[․․]η̣δος Ἀντιμάχου, Ῥαχοίσακος Εὐνοϊκοῦ, Ἀ̣θ̣ι|άγας Βαλωδίου, Μέγις βʹ, Εὐτύχης Ἀντιμάχου, Δυνά|των Δημητρίου, Ἰραύαδις Δημητρίου, Σύμφορος Καλ|λισθένου, Ἀσπ̣άνδανος Λειμάνου, Ἀρδάγδακος Πο||πλίου, Μ̣άδωϊς Σαμβατίωνος, Νάβαζος Κίμβρου, Μίδα|χος Ἀρδάρου, Φορίαυ̣ος Ἀντισθένου, Ῥαχοίσ[ακο]ς̣ Ῥασσ[ό]|γ̣ο̣υ̣, [․]αυάρθακος Ζευάκου, Ἡρακλείδης Μαρκεανοῦ, | [— —]κ̣ος Σιαυάκου, Ὀχωδία̣κος Δούλα, Γάος, Πάναυχος Ἀρ|[δάρ]ο̣υ, Ὀσμάρακος Ἀμαιάκου, Ψυχαρίων Τρύφω[νος?, Ἀρ]ίστων || [Μενεσ]τράτου, Ὀδίαρδος Δημητρίο̣υ, Σύμφορος Χο|[— — —] κ̣αὶ εἰσβε[— — —]α̣ Ὀκξύμακος̣ [— — —] | [— — — —]β̣οθαι Κ̣?[— —] Διοφάντου, Εὐτύ̣[χης — —] | [— — —] Ἀμαρδίακος Μενε̣στρά̣του, [— — —] | [— — Ἀ]λ̣εξ̣ά̣νδρου, Γώσακος Ἀσπά[κ]ου, Ἀραούηβ̣ο̣ς̣ || [—]δ̣υ̣λλου̣, Δαλόσακος Συμφόρου̣, [Ἀ]ρδόναστος | [Σ]ώφρ<ο>νος, Βάγδοχος Συμφόρου, Σια[․․․]σκ̣ος Ἀμ|αειάκου, Ῥ̣ωδίγασος Συμφόρου, Χ̣[․․]ιος Ἀ[θην]οδώ|ρου, Ξιαμφώκανος Ἀντιμάχου, Αὐβα|δαγ[ος — — —]ναείστου. vac. || ἐν τῷ βκφʹ ἔτει καὶ μηνὶ Π̣ε̣ρ̣ειτίου κʹ.

IBosp 1278: Facsimile by Ludolf Stephani, “Erklärung einiger im südlichen Russland gefundener Kunstwerke,” Compte rendu de la Commission Impériale Archéologique (1874) [1870-1871] 239.Public domain. 

Item added: December 13, 2012
Item modified: November 9, 2015
ID number: 7878
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