Amphipolis (Macedonia, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map), 85/84 BCE
SEG 61 (2011), no. 485
= ID# 24833
Piece of a slab of marble found (in 1993) reused in the early Christian wall. M. Caecilius Sotas is attested in another inscription as a coppersmith (χαλκεύς), so this may be an association of craftsmen. It is also possible that this was an association of "performers", since the same Greek term is used for performers as for craftsmen. For another similar honorary inscription for priests at Amphipolis on this site, see AGRW 33 = SEG 48 (1998), no. 716ter.
Year 64 (of the Macedonian era) . The association (koinon) of craftsmen (technitai; or: performers) crowned the priests of Athena: Marcus Caecilius Sotas, Publius Cornelius Soterichos, Olympiodoros son of Pythodoros, . . . Name Caecilius, . . . Name Menandros, . . . (remaining names missing).
Translation by: Harland
[ἔ]τους Δ´καὶ Ξ´ | [τ]ὸ κοινὸν τῶν τεχνιτῶν | [ἐ]στεφάνωσεν τοὺς ἱε|ρεῖς τῆς Ἀθηνᾶς Μᾶρκον || Καικέλιον Σωτᾶν, Πόπλιον | [Κ]ορνήλιον Σωτήριχον | [Ὀλυμ]πιόδωρον Πυθοδώρου | [. . . . ca. 7-8 . . . .] Καικέλιον | [. . . . . ca. 9-10 . . . . .] Μένανδρον || [. . . . . ca. 9-10 . . . . .]ρος.
Item added: March 27, 2017
Item modified: March 27, 2017
ID number: 24833
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