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List of Participants in Sacrifices and Mysteries of Dionysos (117-138 CE) Ephesos - Ionia


Ephesos (Ionia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 117-138 CE
IEph 1601 = GIBM III 601 = PHI 248278  = ID# 10151


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Fragments of white marble found in the theater (cf. IEph 1600 on this site). The inscription, which is too fragmentary to translate, is a list of functionaries and participants in sacrifices that are likely connected with mysteries of Dionysos. Attested or recurring functionaries include: the priest (ἱερεύς), the teller of sacred stories (ἱερολόγος), the wand-bearer (θυρσοφόρος), and the organ-player (ὑδραύλης). M. Antonius Drosus (whose name is mentioned several times here) also appears in IEph 275 as the supervisor (ἐπιμελητής) of "the initiates before the city enthroned with Dionysos", so the present inscription may involve sacrifices by members of that association. Three of the five somewhat discernable names in fragment (a) have the tria nomina: M. Antonius Drosus, M. Lucceius Paulus, and M. Antonius Artemidoros.

Too fragmentary to translate.

Translation by: Harland



(fragment a)

[— μη]ν̣ὸς [— — —] | ἔ<θ>υσ[α]ν οἵδε· | Μ(ᾶρκος) Ἀντών[ι]ος Δρόσος ὁ [καθιερωκώς·] | Σεκουνδεῖνο[ς] ἱερε[ύς·] || Μ(ᾶρκος) Λουκκήϊος Παῦλο[ς·] | Μ(ᾶρκος) Ἀντώνιος Ἀρτεμ[ίδωρος·] | [Ἀ]ντήνωρ ἐνθρόνιο[ς·] | [․ . ․ ․]νεῖνος ὑδρα[ύλης·] | [Ἀμπλ]ι̣ᾶτος ἱερο[λόγος·] || [․ . . . ․ ․]φ̣ου πρ[— — —]

(fragment b)

μ̣η̣ν̣ὸ̣ς̣ ․․[— —] | ἔθυσαν [οἵδε·] | Ἀντώνιος Δρό[σος ὁ καθιερωκώς·] | Ξενοκράτης [—·] || Ἀκύλιος Ἀγα[θ—·] | Ἄτταλος [—] | φιλ[—]

(fragment c)

[— — —] Φιλερωτια[νός] | [— — —]λισσα ἱε[ρ—] | [— — —] Πρόσδεκτ̣[ος]| [— — —]ς ἱερολόγο[ς] || [καὶ τὰ ἐξ ἔθου]ς Προκλῆ[ς·] | [μηνὸς —]ῶ̣νο̣ς | [— — — ἔθυσαν οἵ]δε· | [— — — Ε]ὔφρονος· | [— — —]ωνος· || [— — —]ος.

(fragment d)

[ἐπὶ] π̣[ρυτάνεως — — —] | [․ ․]ρου μ[ηνὸς Καισαρεῶνος] | ἔθυσα[ν οἵδε·] | [Ἱ]έρων [— — —] | Σκαῦρ[ος— — —] | Ἀντ[ώνιος — — —] | Ἡγήσα[νδρος — — —] | Πό̣στο[μος — — —] } Δροσιανὸ[ς ἱερολόγος] || καὶ τὰ ἐξ ἔ[θους Προκλῆς.] | μ̣ηνὸς Νεοκ[αισαρεῶνος·] | ἔθυσαν [οἵδε·] | Βᾶσσος Γλ[— — —] | Μαρεινιανὸς [— —] || Γ(άϊος) Ἀνθίστιο[ς — —] | Κέστιος Βε[νοῦστος? — —] | Γ(άϊος) Ἄρριος Σ[— —]

(fragment e)

[ἐπὶ πρυτάνεως Ἰου]λίας Λυδ[ίας Λατερανῆς] | [μηνὸς Καισαρεῶνο]ς· γιʹ· ἔθυσα̣[ν οἵδε·] | [Μ(ᾶρκος) Ἀντώνιος Δρό]σος ὁ καθι[ερωκώς·] | [— — θυ]ρσοφόρος || [— — — Μελα]μκόμα | [— — —]ου | [— — — ὁ καθι]ερωκώς | [— — —ο]υ

(fragment f) [— — —]λ[— — —] | [— — —]ιος Ε[— — —] | [— — —]τίλιο[ς ἱερολόγος] | [καὶ τ]ὰ ἐξ ἔ[θους Προκλῆς·] || [μηνὸς] Ποσ[ειδεῶνος·] | [ἔθ]υ[σαν οἵδε·]

(fragment g)

[— — —]․․[— — —] | [— — —] ἱερολόγο[ς — — —] | [— — —]ναου[— — —] | [ἐπὶ πρυτὰ]νεως Στερ[τινίου? —] || [μηνὸς Κα]ισα[ρε]ῶνο[ς· ἔθυσαν οἵδε·] | [Μ(ᾶρκος) Ἀντώνιος] Δρό̣[σος ὁ καθιερωκώς·] | [— — —]σεβ[— — —] | [— — —]ητ[— — —]

(fragment h)

[— — —]․νος ἱερ[ολόγος] | [— — —] | [μηνὸς Μαι]μακτῆρ[ος·] | [ἔθυσαν οἵδ]ε· || [Μ(ᾶρκος) Ἀντώνιος Δρόσο]ς ὁ καθιε[ρωκώς·] | [— — —] | [— — —]ευ

(fragment i)

[— — —]ορ[— — —] | [— — — ὁ καθιερ]ω̣κώς | [καὶ τὰ ἐξ ἔθους] Προκλῆ[ς·] | [μηνὸς Λην]α̣ιῶνος· || [ἔθυσαν] οἵδε· | [Μ(ᾶρκος) Ἀντώνιος] Δρόσος̣ [ὁ καθιερωκώς·] | [— — — Μά]ρκελλ[ος — — —] | [— — —]ιαν[ός— — —] | [— — —]οδ․․[— — —] || [— — —]π․[— — —]

(fragment k)

[καὶ τὰ ἐξ ἔθους] Προκλ[ῆς·] | [μηνὸς —ῶ]νος· | [ἔθυσαν οἵδε·]

(fragment l)

[— — — Τερτ]υλλιανός | [— — — Οὐ]ηρατιανός | [— — —] Ῥοῦφος | [Μ(ᾶρκος) Ἀντώνιος Δρόσ]ος νε(ώτερος) || [— — —]νιος Ἀσιατικό[ς] | [— — — ὁ καθιερωκ]ώς | [καὶ τὰ ἐξ ἔθους Προκ]λῆ[ς·]

(fragment m)

[— — —]ο[— — —] | [․ . . . ․ Ἀ]γριππεί[νου] | [․ . . . ․]αν[․ ․]ο[ς] | [․ . . ․] Κρίτων || [Ζ]ωσᾶς Ἀγριππ[είνου] | [Το]ύενδος Διονυ[σίου] | [Μ(ᾶρκος)] Ἀντώνιος Δρόσ̣[ος] | [․] Κοσσίννιος [— —] | [Μ(ᾶρκος)] Ἀντώνιος Δρόσ[ος νε(ώτερος)] || [․ . ․]ᾶς ἱερο̣[λόγος] | [καὶ] τὰ ἐξ ἔθ[ους Προκλῆς.] | [ἐπὶ πρυ]τάνεως [— — —] | [μηνὸς] Καισαρεῶνος· [ἔθυσαν οἵδε·] | [․ . . ․] Βᾶσσος || [․ . . ․ Β]άσσου | [․ . . ․ ․ .] Βάσσου | [․ . . ․ . ․]ς Μάρκελλος | [․ . . . ․ ․]ς Λαυρ[— —] | [— — — Μ(ᾶρκος)] Ἀντ[ώνι]ος || [— — — Δρ]όσο[ς ὁ καθ]ιερω[κώς·]

(fragment o)

[Μ(ᾶρκος) Ἀντώνιος Δρό]σος ὁ κ̣[αθιερωκώς·] | [— — —] Εἰσᾶς | [— — —]ιος Ἐπάγαθ[ος] | [— — —] Φίρμος || [— — —]ρη

(fragment p) [— — — Ἡ]ρ̣ακλᾶ[ς — — —] | [— ——] ἱ[ε]ρολόγ[ος — — —] | [— — —]λ̣ου | [— — —]υ̣[— — —]

(fragment q)

[— — —]ος[— — —] | [— — — ἱερο]λ̣όγο[ς] | [— — — ἐπὶ πρυτάν]ε̣ω̣ς̣

(fragment r)

[— — —]κος [— — —] | [— — — ἱερο]λόγος [— — —] | [—]․κλ̣ηρα[—]

(fragment s)

[— — —]ε[— — —] | [— — —]σ[— — —]

(fragment t)

[— — —]λ̣ος [ἱερολόγος] | [καὶ τὰ ἐξ ἔθο]υς Προ[κλῆς·] | [μηνὸς —]ῶ̣νο[ς· ἔθυσαν οἵδε·]| [— — —]ο̣υ̣[— — —]

(fragment u)

[— — —]φ̣[— — —] | [— — —]το[— — —] | [— — —]νο[— — —] | [— — —]․[— — —]

(fragment v)

[— — —]ε̣ρ[— — —] | [— — —]μοσ[— — —] | [— — —]γ̣ης [— — —] | [— — —]λ̣ιος κα[— — —] || [— — —]στοκλ̣[— — —] | [— — —]γ̣ευτ̣[— — —]

(fragment w)

[— — —]․βιλλ․[— — —] | [— — —]ς

(fragment x)

[— — —]ω[— — —] | [— — —]ς[— — —] | [Μ(ᾶρκος) Ἀντώνιος Δρόσος] νε(ώτερος)

(fragment y)

[μηνὸς Μαιμακτ]ῆρ[ος·] | [ἔθυσαν οἵ]δε· | [— — — Μ(ᾶρκος) Ἀντώ]ν̣ι̣[ος Δρόσος

(fragment z)

[— — —]θ[— — —] | [— — —]λ̣?σ̣[— — —]

Item added: January 28, 2013
Item modified: December 7, 2015
ID number: 10151
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