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Reservations in the Theatre for Sacred Victors, Masons, and Other Groups (I BCE-I CE) Termessos - Pisidia


Termessos (Pisidia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), I BCE-I CE
TAM III 872 = PHI 280977  = ID# 9878


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Inscriptions on the seats of the theatre. Most of the reservations in the Termessos theatre are for named individuals, but those presented below are for associations or other groups, including stone-masons. The Bacchic theatre at Athens similarly had reserved seating for stone-cutters (lithokopoi; IG II² 5087). The usual line-break symbol ( | ) in this item represents the beginning of a new stone (i.e. a break in the stone when the inscription continues) and a double line-break symbol ( || ) represents a row-break (i.e. a single reservation or name that continues on a second row). On reservations for guilds in such civic institutions, see monuments categorized under reservations on this site and see Nijf 1997, 225.

Section A (lower section near the orchestra)
III
no. 7: Sacred-victors (hieronikoi; i.e. athletes or performers).

IX
no. 30 (occupying the row):  Stone-masons (latypoi) from the mountains (or: Stone masons of the imperial storehouses).  Stone-masons (latypoi) from the mountains. Stone-masons (latypoi) from the mountains. Stone-masons (latypoi) from the mountains. Stone-masons (latypoi) from the mountains

section B (lower auditorium)
III
no. 37:  Heliophrianian youths (ephēbes).
no. 39:  Automenianian youths.
no. 40:  . . . youths.
no. 41:  . . . youths.

Translation by: Harland



Section A (lower section near the orchestra)

III
no. 7 | ἱερόνει|κοι. ||

IX
no. 30: || Ορ(ρεων) λα(τύπων). | Ορρε(ων) | λα(τύπων). Ορ(ρεων) λα(τύπων). | Ορρεων| λατύπ|ν. | Ορ(ρεων)| λα(τύπων). ||

section B (lower auditorium)

III
no. 37: || ἐφή|βων || Ἡλιοφο|ρια|ν|ῶ|ν. |
no. 38 || Ἑρμ|αί|ου|| δὶς Α|ρτειμο|υ. |
no. 39 || ἐφ|ήβ|ων Α|ὐτ[ο]|μ<ε>ν|ι[ανῶν(?)].
no. 40 || ἐφ|ή|β|ω|[ν — — —].
no. 41 || ἐφ|ή|β|ω|[ν — — —].

Photo of the theatre at Termessos.
Photo by Chris Walsh (Creative Commons license).

 

Photo of the theatre at Termessos.Photo by Chris Walsh (Creative Commons license).

Item added: January 21, 2013
Item modified: December 10, 2015
ID number: 9878
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