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[45] Membership of an Association Devoted to Zeus Hypsistos (250 CE) Pydna - Macedonia


Pydna (Macedonia, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map)
AGRW 45 = GRA I 72 = SEG 46 (1986), no. 800 = NewDocs I, pp. 26-27 = PHI 151223  = ID# 163

 250 CE

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Slab of marble inscribed on the face and down the narrow left side (130 x 30 x 6 cm). The stele was found at the village of Alonia, near Pydna. This association consists of citizens, non-citizens, and slaves, as well as both men and women.

For good fortune! In the Augustan year 282, which is also year 398, on the eighteenth day of the month of Daisios, in Pydna. The convened worshippers (thrēskeutai) of the god Zeus Hypsistos (“Highest”) decided to set up this monument (stele), when Urbanianus Vilistus was auditor (logistes); Aurelius Nigerion was leader (archōn) under the head of the synagogue (archisynagōgos), Aurelius Kepion, formerly called Pierion; Aurelius Severus was president (prostatēs); and Aurelius Theophilus, formerly called Pierion, was secretary (grammateus). The rest of the worshippers are inscribed below. Prosper!
Aurelius Erotianos, Aurelius Boethos, Titus Octavius Zosimos, Atanius Tatianus, Aurelius Trophimos, Claudius Philoumenos, Aurelia Sabina, Aurelius Artemidoros, Aurelia Parthenope, Aurelius Elpinikos, Titus Flavius Julianus, Titus Aelius Julianus, Cornelius Ophelion, Philocuris the household manager, Eleusinis the house-slave, Claudius Ambrosis, Aurelius Epagathos, Aurelius Alexandros, Aurelius Kopryllos, Cornificius Kallimorphos, Antonius Paramonos, Aurelius Poluxenos, Aurelia Atheno, Aurelius Herakleides, Aelius Philo, Aurelius Maximus, Aurelius Theodoulos, Aelius Kalophronios, Aurelius Leontiscos.

(On the left side of the stele) Through the agency of Theophilus and Aurelius Kepion, formerly called Pierion.

Translation by: Ascough



ἀγαθῇ τύχῃ· | ἔτους ∙ β∙π∙σʹ ∙ σεβ(αστοῦ) | τοῦ καὶ ∙ η∙ϟ∙τʹ ∙ Δαισί|ου ∙ η∙ι ∙ ἐν Πύδνῃ· || οἱ συνελθόντες | θρησκευταὶ ἐπὶ θεοῦ | Διὸς Ὑψίστου ἔθεν|το τήνδε τὴν στήλην, | λογιστεύοντος Οὐρ||βανιανοῦ Βιλίστου, | ἄρχοντος Αὐρ(ηλίου) Νιγερ[ί]|ωνος ὑπὸ ἀρχισυνά|γωγον Αὐρ(ήλιον) Κηπίωνα τὸν | πρὶν Πιερίωνος καὶ προστάτου̣ || Αὐρ(ηλίου) Σεβήρου καὶ γραμματέως | Αὐρηλίου Θεοφίλου τοῦ πρὶν | Πιερίωνος καὶ οἱ λοιποὶ θρησκευ|ταὶ οἱ ὑπογεγραμμένοι· εὐτυχῶ[ς]· | Αὐρήλιος Ἐρωτιανός || Αὐρήλιος Βόηθος | Τ(ίτος) ∙ Ὀκτάβιος Ζώσιμος | Ἀτάνιος Τατιανός | Αὐρήλιος Τρόφιμος | Κλαύ(διος) Φιλουμενός || Αὐρηλία Σαβεῖνα | Αὐρήλιος Ἀρτεμίδωρος | Αὐρηλία Παρθενόπη | Αὐρήλιος Ἐλπίνεικος | Τ(ίτος) Φλάβιος Ἰουλιανός || Τ(ίτος) Αἴλιος Ἰουλιανό<ς> | Κορνήλιος Ὠφελίων | Φιλοκύρις οἰκονόμος | Ἐλευσείνις οἰκέτης | Κλαύδιος Ἀμβρόσις || Αὐρήλιος Ἐπάγαθος | Αὐρήλιος Ἀλέξανδρος | Αὐρήλιος Κόπρυλλος | Κορνιφ(ίκιος) Καλλίμορφος | Ἀντώνιο<ς> Παράμονος || Αὐρήλιος Πολύξενος | Αὐρηλία Ἀθηνώ | Αὐρήλιο<ς> Ἡρακλείδης | Αἴλιος Φίλων | Αὐρήλιος Μάξιμος || Αὐρήλιος Θεόδουλος | Αἴλιος Καλοφρόνιος | Αὐρήλιος Λεοντίσκ[ος]

left face

δει’ | ἐπι|με|λη||τοῦ | Θεο|φί |λου | κὲ || Αὐ|ρη|λί|ου | Κη||πί|ων|ος | το|ῦπ||ρὶν | Πι|ερ|ίω|νο||ς.

AGRW 45: Pydna Membership List, now in Dion museum.
© Richard S. Ascough 2012.

GRA I 72 from Pyda. Photo copyright Harland 2017.

GRA I 72 from Pyda.
Photo copyright Harland 2017.

Item added: November 7, 2011
Item modified: June 5, 2017
ID number: 163
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