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Dedication to Theos Hypsistos by a Synod Around Demetrios (228 CE) Tanais - Bosporan region


Tanais (Bosporan region, Danube and Black Sea areas — Pleiades map)
IBosp 1282 = IPontEux II 451 = PHI 184024  = ID# 7920

 228 CE

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Slab of white marble with a fragmentary inscription (157 x 85 x 2 cm; letter height: 2.5-3.5 cm). Found at Nedvigovka in 1869-70, now in Hermitage (inv. TH 326).

To good fortune.  The synod (synodos) gathered around Theos Hypsistos, Demetrios son of Apollonios the priest, Nibloboron son of Dosymoxarthos the father (patēr) of the synod, Herakleides II the synagogue-leader (synagōgos), who is also called Aunamos, Euschemon son of Menophilos the goodness-loving official (philagathon), Neikostratos son of Arathos the assistant to the goodness-loving official (paraphilagathos), Phazinamos son of Phazinamos the head of the gymnasium (gymnasiarchēs), and Athenodoros son of Phadinamos the head of the youths (neaniskarchēs).  The rest of the society-members (thiasitai) are: Methakos son of Stratoneikos, Publius son of Demetrios, Phadiaroazos son of Publius, Soterikos son of Publius, Pharnoxarthos son of Taureos, Ompsalakos son of Phadinamos, Dadas son of Valerius, Ouarazakon son of Herophanes, Madakos son of Menestratos, Eunon son of Synekdemos, Mardauos son of Zarandos, Theagenes son of Makarios, Tryphon son of Psycharion, Aristodemos son of Dadas, Sabodakos son of Psycharion, Bagdosauos son of Sauaeiosos, Parthenokles son of Kardios, Sambation son of Sakdeos, Sozirsauos son of Asklepiades, Ouroastiros son of Sorchakos, Stratoneikos son of Mokkos, Aurelius son of Antoninus, Stratoneikos son of Kardios, Logos son of Chodiakios, . . . Name son of Kalligenes, Ochodiakos son of Demetrios, Herakleides son of Menidoros, Papas son of Chrestos, Siaunansos (?) son of Euaristos (?), . . . Name son of Seuthos, Phourtas son of Agathos, Chomeuos son of Athenodoros, Hermes son of Athenodoros, Hermes son of Athenodoros, . . . Name son of Name, Papias son of Oxardozios, . . . Name son of Name, Styranos son of Name . . . Phazious (?) son of Ouara, Ouastobalos son of Stratoneikos, Makarios son of Achaimenos, Phoros son of Name. . . , Sozomenos son of Styranos, Antoninus II, . . . Name son of Theagenes, . . . Name son of Euremon, Mastous. . .   This was done in the 525th year on the first of the month of  Loos.

Translation by: Harland



ἀγαθῇ τ[ύ]χῃ. | [ἡ σύ]νο̣δος περὶ̣ Θεὸν Ὕψ̣ιστον καὶ ἱερέα | [Δη]μήτριον Ἀπολλωνίου καὶ πατέρα συν|[όδ]ο̣υ Νιβ̣λόβωρον Δοσ̣υμοξάρθου καὶ συν||[α]γ̣ωγὸν Ἡρακλείδην βʹ, ὁ κ<αὶ> Αὔναμος, καὶ | φιλάγαθον Εὐσχήμωνα Μηνοφίλου καὶ | παραφιλ̣[ά]γαθον Νεικόστρατον Ἀρ<ά>θου | καὶ γυμνασιάρχην Φαζίναμον Φ̣α̣ζινάμου, | νεανισκάρχην Ἀθηνόδωρον Φ̣αδινάμου καὶ || οἱ λοιποὶ θιασῶται· Μήθακον Στ̣ρατονε[ί]κ̣ου, | Πόπλιον Δημητρίου̣, Φαδιαρόαζος Ποπλίου, | Σωτηρικὸς Ποπλίου, Φαρνόξαρθο̣ς Ταυρέου, | Ὀμψάλακον Φαδινάμου, Δάδας Οὐαλερίου, | Ουαράζακον Ἡροφάνου Μάδακον Μενεστρά||του, Εὔνων Συνεκδήμου, Μάρδαυος Ζαράνδου, | Θεαγένης Μακαρίου, Τρύφων Ψυχαρίωνος, | Ἀριστόδημος Δάδα, Σαβώδακος̣ Ψ̣υχαρίω|νος, Βαγδόσαυος Σαυαιώσου, Παρθενοκλῆ|ς Καρδίου, Σαμβατίων Σακδέου, Σοζίρσαυος || Ἀ̣σ̣κληπι̣άδου, Οὐροάστιρος Σορχάκου, Στρα|[τόνε]ι̣κ̣ο̣ς Μ̣όκκου, Αὐρήλιος Ἀντωνεῖνος, | [Στρα]τόνε[ι]κος Καρδίου, Λόγος Χοδιακίου, | [— —]ους Καλλιγένου, Ὀχωδία̣κος Δημητρί|[ου], Ἡ̣ρακλεί̣δης Μενιδώ̣ρου, Π̣ά̣π̣ας Χρήσ̣του, || Σ̣ι̣α̣ύνανσος? Εὐαρίστο̣[υ?, — —]κ̣ος Σεύ[θ]ου, | Φούρτας Ἀγαθοῦ, Χόμ[ευος Ἀθ]η̣νοδώ̣[ρο]υ̣, | Ἑρμῆς Ἀθηνοδώρου, Ω[— — — —]α̣κου, | Παπίας Ὀξ̣αρδωζίου, Ν[— — — —]που, | vac. Στύρανος Πηριο̣[— —, Φ]αζίο̣[υς?] || Ο̣ὐάρα, Οὐαστόβαλος Στρα̣[τονεί]κ̣ου, | [Μα]κάριος Ἀχα̣ι̣μέν̣ο̣υ, Φόρος [— —]υ[— —]νου | [Σωζ]ομενὸς Στ[υ]ρ̣άνου, Ἀντωνεῖ[νος] βʹ, Ε[․ Θ]εαγέ<ν>ου, | [— — —]ο? Εὐρήμο̣ν̣ος, Μαστοῦς Ο̣? vac. [ἐ]ν τῷ ε̣κφʹ ἔ̣τει καὶ μη̣νὶ Λῴου α̣ʹ.

IBosp 1282: Facsimile by Latyschev (IPontEux II 451).
Public domain.

Item added: December 13, 2012
Item modified: November 9, 2015
ID number: 7920
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