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Membership List (frag.) of a Dionysiac Company (ca. 200-250 CE) Thessalonike - Macedonia


Thessalonike (Macedonia, Greece and Macedonia)
IThessN II.1 (new reading and restorations) = SEG 56 (2006), no. 754 (new reading by Nigdelis) = SEG 49 (1999), no. 814 (older reading)  = ID# 22497

 200-250 CE

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Slab of marble. This very fragmentary inscription lists participants and functionaries in a group devoted to mysteries, likely of the god Dionysos in light of some of the roles. The named roles include the chief-initiate (archimystēs), ancient initiate (paleomystēs), archigallaros, gallaros, archimagareus, magareus, magarissa (feminine), and archikranarchēs, as well as numerous roles implying the carrying of sacred objects in processions: wand-bearer (narthēkophoros), nebraphoros, and archilampradēphoros. Fictive parental language is attested with the title "mother of the company" (μήτηρ σπείρας). There are both male and female members of this company, some of which have Roman names.

Too fragmentary to translate.

Written/translated by: Harland



{column 1} [— — —] | [— —] ι̣ος Τιβ(έριος) · Προφάνιος | [— — ἀρχ]ιμύστης Ἀλέξανδρος | [— — — μ]ύ̣στης ἀρχικρανεάρχης || [— — —] ἀ̣ρ̣χιγάλλαρος vac. | [— — —] ἀρχιμαγαρεὺς · ἀθύτου | [- - ναρθη]κ̣οφόρος vac. | [- - -]ος · ἀρχικρανάρχης vv || [— — — ?κρ]α̣νεάρχης vac. | [— — —]ος <γ>άλλαρος vv Τερεντία | [— —ο]υ̣ ἱερεὺς · Κλωδία Πώ̣λ|[— — —]ος vac. λα νεβριαφόρος || [— — —]ος̣ παλεομύστης vac. | [— — — ?κ]ρανάρχης vac. | [[— — —]] ἀρχιμύστης vac. | [— — Πε?]τρώνιος Ἰοῦστος ἀρχιμύστης || [— — —ο]ς Λούκιος ἀρχιμ(ύστης) | [— — —]ανος · ἀ̣[ρχικ]ρανεάρχης | [— — Αὐ]ρ̣[ή]λ̣ιος Σύμφορος μα[γαρεὺς? — — —] | [— — —]ος [— — —] || [— — —]

{column 2} [— — —] | Ε̣[— — —] | Πρωφαν̣[— — —] | Νικόπολις · μήτηρ σπείρας || καὶ Κουάρτα vac. | Ῥουπιλία Λαιτιλία vac. | Μεστρία · ἀρχιλαμπαδηφόρος | Ῥουπιλλία Μαρκία vac. || Ῥουπιλλία Ἀρτεμιδώρα | Διονυσία vac. Πλω|τιανὴ Θεοδώvvρα | μαγάρ{γ}ισσα καὶ νεβραφόρος || Φολκιλλία · Βενερία μαγάρ(ισσα) | Παραμόνα νε|βρίνη καὶ μαγάρισ̣σ̣α | Κυητία ΠΙ[— — —] || Α[— — —]

Item added: February 15, 2016
Item modified: February 15, 2016
ID number: 22497
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