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


Tanais (Bosporan region, Danube and Black Sea areas — Pleiades map)
IBosp 1280 = IPontEux II 448 = PHI 184022  = ID# 7896

 225 CE

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Slab of white marble broken in 81 pieces and reassembled (157 x 83 x 3 cm; letter height: 2.5-3.5 cm). Found at Tanais in 1869-70. Now in the National Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg (inv. no. Tn 322). See also Levinskaya 1996, 243-44 (no. 2).

To good fortune.  This was dedicated to Theos Hypsistos (“Highest God”), who hears, by the synod (synodos) which is gathered around Theos Hypsistos, Kallisthenes son of Pappos the priest, who is also known as Thyloganos,  Psycharion son of Phidanos the synagogue-leader (synagōgos), Asklepiades son of Valerius the goodness-loving official (philagathon), Charakston son of Omrasmokos the assistant to the goodness-loving official (paraphilagathos), Phannes II the head of the youths (neaniskarchēs), and Herakleides II the head of the gymnasium (gymnasiarchēs).  The rest of the society-members (thiasitai) are: Demetrios son of Phazinamos, Stosarakos son of Phidas, Phoreranos son of Euios, Pharnakes son of Dadas, Asandros son of Thamastos, Azos son of Ochodiakos, Ardaros son of Mastos, Antisthenes son of Meuakos, Ariston son of Phazinamos, Stormais son of Ochodiakos, Chansabogazos son of Chodonakos, Zethos (?) son of Zethos, Bellikos son of Zorthinos, Ardindianos son of Chrysippos, Symmachos son of Thaumastos, Nauakos (?) son of Meuakos, Dionysios son of Patis, Eros son of Ochodiakos, Mokkos (?) son of Pappos, Menestratos son of Zorthinos, . . . Name son of Hermogenes, Rhodon son of Thaumastos. . . , Auskis (?) son of Kallineikos, Menios son of Hermes, . . . Name son of Sarogos, . . . Name son of Stratoneikos, . . . Name son of Ariston, . . .  Name son of Name, Juliades son of . . . Name, Phannes son of . . . Name, Saunasos (?) son of . . . Name, Chopharnos son of Stratoneikos, Hermes son of Aster, Sambation son of . . . Name, Antimachos son of Kimbros, . . . Name son of Symphoros, Oxardozis son of Siranos (?), Logozis (?) son of Ardarakos, . . . Name son of Name, Danarazmakos son of Menios. . .  This was done in the 522nd year on the xth of the month of Pereitios.

Translation by: Harland



ἀγαθῆι̣ τύχη̣[ι].Θεῷ Ὑψίστωι ἐπηκόωι ἡ σύ̣[ν]ο|δος ἡ περὶ Θεὸν Ὕψιστον καὶ ἱερέ|α Καλλισθένην Πάππου, ὁ̣ [κ]αὶ || Θυλόγανος, καὶ συναγωγὸν Ψυχαρί|ων̣ Φ̣ιδάνοι καὶ φιλάγαθον [Ἀσ]κ̣ληπι|άδην Οὐαλερίου καὶ παρα̣[φιλά]γ̣αθον | Χάρακστον Ὀμρασμάκου κα[ὶ] ν{ε}ανισκάρ|χ[η]ν Φάννην β̣ʹ καὶ γυμνασιάρχην Ἡρακλεί||δην βʹ καὶ οἱ λοιποὶ θιασῶται· Δημήτριον | Φαζινάμου, Στοσάρακος Φίδα, Φορήρανος | Εὐίου, Φαρνάκης Δάδα, Ἄσανδρος Θαυμασ|τοῦ, Ἄζος Ὀχωδιάκου, Ἄρδαρος Μαστο[ῦ], | Ἀντισθένης Μευάκου, Ἀρίστων Φαζινά||μου, Στόρμαις Ὀχ[ω]διάκου, Χανσαβόγα|ζος Χωδονάκου, [Ζῆθο?]ς Ζήθο̣υ, Βελλικὸς | Ζωρθίνου, Ἀρδινδί̣α̣[νος Χ]ρ̣υσίπ̣π̣ου, Σύμμα|χος Θαυμαστοῦ, Να[ύακο?]ς Μευάκου̣, [Δ]ιονύ|σιος Πάτει, Ἔρως Ὀχωδ̣[ιάκ]ου, Μό̣[κκος?] Π̣ά̣||ππου, Μενέστρατος Ζωρ̣[θίνου?, — — — Ἑρ]|μογένου, Ῥόδων Θ̣αυμαστο̣[ῦ, — — —] | [— —, Αὔασ]κις Κ̣α̣[λ]λ̣ινεί[κου, Μήν]ι̣ο̣ς̣ Ἑρμῆ, | [— — —]νος Σα̣ρ̣όργ[ου, — — — Στ]ρατονεί|[κου, — —]ος Ἀρίστω̣[νος, — — —]αβαρδ||[— — —, Ἰ]ουλιάδης Σ[— — —] Φ̣ά̣ν̣ν̣η̣|ς̣ [— — —]ίκου, Σαύνασ̣[ος? — — —ο]υ̣, Χό|φαρνος̣ Στ̣ρατον̣[είκ]ο̣υ, Ἑρμῆς Ἀστέρος, | Σαμβα̣[τί]ων Ἀσμ[— — —], Ἀ̣ντίμαχος Κίμβρου, | [— — —] Σ̣υμφόρο[υ, Ὀξ]αρδῶζις Σιρ[άνου?], || Λ̣ο̣γ̣ῶζις? Ἀ̣ρ̣δα̣ρ̣ά̣κου̣, Φίδοσ̣[— — —] | [— —]ά̣κ̣ου, Δανα̣ρά̣ζ̣μακος Μηνίο[υ —]μ[— —] vac. | [ἐν τῷ] βκφʹ ἔ[τει καὶ μ]η̣νὶ Περειτ[ίῳ — —].

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ID number: 7896
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