Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Honors by Melanephorians and Sacred Object Bearers for Phanias (200 BCE) Eretria on Euboia - Southwestern islands


Eretria on Euboia (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), ca. 200 BCE
IG XII, supplement 571 = RICIS 104/0103 = SIRIS 75 = PHI 81913  = ID# 23770


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Slab of marble with an inscribed wreath at the top. Found in the sanctuary of Isis (Iseion). Now in the Eretria museum.

(crown) The association (koinon) of those who wear black (melanēphoroi) and those who bear the sacred equipment (or: sacred garments [?]; hypostoloi) crowned Phanias son of Iason, who was hereditary priest according to the oracle of the god.  Isidoros was temple-warden (zakoros).

Translation by: Harland



{crown} τὸ κοινὸν τῶν | μελανηφόρων | καὶ ὑποστόλων | στεφανοῖ Φανίαν || Ἰάσονος τὸν ἱερη|τεύσαντα ἐγ γένους | κατὰ τὴν μαντείαν | τοῦ θεοῦ. | Ἰσίδωρος ζάκορος.

RICIS 104/0103. Photo © Laurent Bricault 2005.  Reproduced with permission.

RICIS 104/0103.
Photo © Laurent Bricault 2005. Reproduced with permission.

Item added: March 30, 2016
Item modified: April 16, 2016
ID number: 23770
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