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Honorary Decree (frag.) of the Theatrical Synod of Performers (117-138 CE) Ankyra - Galatia


Ankyra (Galatia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 117-138 CE
IAnkyraM 143 = IAnkyraB 130 = IGR III 210 = SEG 6, no. 58 = PHI 267071  = ID# 13513


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Two fragments of a slab or base with a largely reconstructed inscription. This is a decree of the sacred Hadrianic theatrical (thymelikē) synod (synodos) of sacred-victors and crown-bearing performers (technitai) from the world gathered around Dionysos and Hadrian, who is identified as the "new Dionysos." The decree includes honors for a particular person with two golden images on shields. There may also be a reference to the "[mystical] contest" (fragment A, line 7) which is discussed at further length in another inscription from Ankyra (see IAnkyraM 141 on this site).

Too fragmentary to translate.

Translation by: Harland



{fragment A} [ψή]φισμα τῆς ἱερᾶ[ς Ἁδριανῆς θυμε]|[λι]κῆς συνόδου τ[ῶν ἀπὸ τῆς οἰκουμέ]|[νη]ς περὶ τὸν Διό[νυσον καὶ Αὐτοκράτορα] | [Τ]ραιανὸν Ἁδρια[νὸν Καίσαρα Σεβαστὸν] || [νέ]ον Διόνυσον [τ]ε[χνειτῶν ἱερονεικῶν] | [στ]εφανε[ιτ]<ῶ>ν καὶ [τῶν τούτων συναγω]|[ν]ιστῶν, ἀγῶνος [μυστικοῦ ἐπιτελου]|[μέν]ου ἐν τῇ Κλαυδε̣[- - - πόλει ἀ]|[γων]οθετοῦντος ΑΝ[- - -] || [εἰσ]ηγησαμένου ΜΙΑ[- - - ] | [- -]ου κωμ[ῳ]δοῦ ἀκ̣[τιονείκου - - -] | [σε]βαστονείκου, ἐ[πιψηφισαμένου] | [Γαί]ου Ἰουλίου Σκιρτ[ίου - - -] | [․ ․]ος χοροκιθαρ<ι>[στοῦ ὀλυμπιονείκου] || [πλ]ειστονείκου· [Οὔλπιος Αἴλιος Πομ]|[πε]ιαν[ὸς ἑλλαδάρχης τειμηθεὶς στε]|[φάνῳ] κι[σ]σοῦ κατ[ὰ τὸ ἔθος ὑπὸ τῆς συνό]|[δου διὰ τὴν] ἐνάρετ[ον αὐτοῦ φιλοτειμί]|[αν καὶ εὔνοια]ν, ἣ[ν ἔχων διατελεῖ εἰς αὐ]{fragment B}[τήν, καθὼ]ς οἱ τῆς ἰ[ερωτάτης συνόδου με]|[τέ]χοντες τῶ<ν> ἀπ<ὸ> [τῆς οἰκουμένης περὶ] | [τὸν Διόνυσον τ]εχ[ν]ει<τῶ>ν [ἐτείμησαν - -] | [․ ․ ․]ατον ἑλλαδαρχή[σαντα τῆς αὐτῆς πό]||[λε]ως φιλοτείμως, ἔ<γ>[ραψεν τῇ ἱερᾷ συνό]|[δῳ] <π>αρα[ι]τεῖσθαι τε̣ι̣μ<ὴ>[ν - - -] | [ἀν]θ’ ὧν νὺν ψηφιζό[μεθα αὐτῷ εἰκόνας δύο] | [ἐπ]ιχρύσους ἐνασπιδ[ίους καὶ τὴν τού]|[τ]ων ἀνάστασιν ἐν [τ]ό[ποις τῆς αὐτοῦ πα]||[τρ]ίδος ἐπισημοτάτ[οις οὕς γε αἱ ἀρχαὶ] | [δι]ηνήσοντα[ι]· τὸ ψήφι[σμα ἀπήνεγκεν] | [Μη]νόδοτος Ἀρ<τ>έ<μω>[νος - - -] | [κ]ιθαρῳδὸς νεμε<ο>[νείκης - - - τῷ τῆς ἱε]|[ρ]ᾶς συνόδου θυμελι[κῆς Ἁδριανῆς σφρα]||[γί]σματι κ[ατ]εσφραγισ[μένον - - -] | [- - -]τ[- - -]

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