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Petition to the Proconsul Concerning Sacrifices of a Cult or Association (221 CE) Sardis - Lydia


Sardis (Lydia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 221 CE
G. Petzl, "Bedrohter Kultvollzug: Hilfe von Höherer Stelle," in Estudios de Epigrafia Griega, ed. Á.M. Fernández (San Cristóbal de La Laguna: Universidad de La Laguna, 2009), 377–386 = AÉ (2009), no. 1391 = SEG 59 (2009), no. 1396  = AGRW ID# 24252


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Two fragments of a plaque of marble. This very fragmentary inscription seems to be another case of a local cult or association petitioning the proconsul of Asia concerning their sacrifices (see Petzl 2009). The petition makes reference to earlier subscriptions (ὑπογραφαί) by governors in their favor, subscriptions which the current proconsul acknowledges. For further discussion of this and similar inscriptions, see the commentary on GRA II 128.

Too fragmentary to translate.

Translation by: Harland



Ο̣[. .]Ι̣Κ̣Ι̣Ι̣Ι̣Ο̣[. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .] | ΑΣ ἐπικαρπίους, ἅτινα [. . . . . . . . .]|σαντες πρῶτον μὲν ΣΕ[. . . . . . . . .] | ἀνθυπ[—] κὲ ἐτύχομεν ὑπογ[ραφῆς ταύτης]· || vac. δύνασθε τὰς ἐκ παλαι̣̣[οῦ ἔθους] | vac. θυσίας ἐπιτελεῖν ΕΥΧ[. . . . . . . .] | vac. τοῦ θείου οἴκου, ἐμοῦ Κ[. . . . . . . .] | vac. μόνον τὰς παρανόμους Ε[. . . . . . . . .] || ἀλλὰ κὲ Μαν(ιλίῳ) Φούσκῳ τῷ κρα(τίστῳ) ἀ[νθυπ(άτῳ) ἐτύχο]|μεν ὑπογραφῆς ταύτης̣ vac. [. . . . . . . . .] | vac. ὑμεῖν ὑπογραφῇ ΧΡΗΣΘ[. . . . . . . . .] | δεόμεθα οὖν σοῦ, κύριε, Θ̣[. . . . . . . . εὐ]||λάβειαν ἡμῶν ἐπιτελούν[των τὰ μυστή]|ρια κὲ τὰς εἰθισμένας σπο[νδὰς . . . .] | vac. ἔχοντες ὑπογραφὰ[ς . . . . . . . ἐ]|τύχετε δυνάμεν[οι τὰς ἐκ πα]|| λαιοῦ ἔθους θυσία[ς ἐπιτελεῖν]· | ἐξεσφραγίσθη ἐν Σάρδ[εσι πρὸ - - καλαν- or (ε)ἰ]|δῶν Δεκεμβρίων Γράτ[ῳ — — —] | [ὑ]πάτοις, μηνὸς Αὐδνα̣?̣[ίου — —] || vac.

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Item modified: April 28, 2016
ID number: 24252
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