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Victories in Musical Competitions (II-III CE) Aphrodisias - Caria


Aphrodisias (Caria, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), II-III CE
IAph 11.21 = PPA 53 = MAMA VIII 420 = PHI 265144  = ID# 9970


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Upper left piece of a block or panel of white marble found in a house in the village, now in the museum at Aphrodisias (275 x 75 x 14 cm). For a similar list of victories which directly mentions that members of a synod were involved, see IAph 11.305.

For the contest of Flavius Lysimachos, in the talent category, in a four-year cycle, musical only, the prizes are as follows:

(column 1)

Trumpeter, 500 denarii; herald, 500 denarii; encomium writer, 750 denarii; poet, 750 denarii; pythic flautist, 1,000 denarii, second prize, 350 denarii; flautist 1,000 denarii, second prize, 350 denarii; boy harp-singer, 750 denarii, second prize, 250 denarii; . . .

(column 2)

Choral flautist, 1,500 denarii, second prize, 500 denarii; tragic chorus, 500 denarii; choral harp-player, 1,500 denarii, second prize, 500 denarii; comedian, 1,500 denarii, second prize, 500 denarii, third prize, 300 denarii; tragedian 2,500 denarii, second prize, 800 denarii, third prize, 400 denarii; . . .

(column 3)

General contest for comedians, 200 denarii; general contest for tragedians, 210 denarii; new comedy, 500 denarii; ancient comedy, 350 denarii, second prize, 150 denarii; new tragedy, 750 denarii; pyrrhic dance, 1,000 denarii, second prize, 350 denarii; adult harp-singer, . . . x denarii, second prize. . . denarii (?) . . .

Translation by: Charlotte M. Roueché



ἀγῶνος ταλαντιαίου Φλαβίου Λυσιμάχου πενταετηρικοῦ | μουσικοῦ μόνου θέματα τὰ ὑπογεγραμμένα

(column 1)

Σαλπικτῇ vac. (δηνάρια) φ´ | κήρυκι vac. (δηνάρια) φ´ || ἐνκωμιογράφῳ v. (δηνάρια) ψν´ | ποιητῇ vac. (δηνάρια) ψν´ | πυθαύλῃ vac. (δηνάρια) ͵α | δευτερείου (δηνάρια) τν´ | ψειλοκιθαρεῖ vv. (δηνάρια) ͵α || δευτερείου vac. (δηνάρια) τν´ | παιδὶ κιθαρῳδῷ vac. (δηνάρια) ψν´ | δευτερείου vac. (δηνάρια) σν´ | [- - -]

(column 2)

χοραύλῃ vac. (δηνάρια) ͵αφ´ | δευτερείου vac. (δηνάρια) φ´ || χορῷ τραγικῷ (δηνάρια) φ´ | χορωκιθαρεῖ (δηνάρια) ͵αφ´ | δευτερείου (δηνάρια) φ´ | κωμῳδῷ vac. (δηνάρια) ͵αφ´ | δευτερείου (δηνάρια) φ´ || τριτείου vac. (δηνάρια) τ´ | τραγῳδῷ vac. (δηνάρια) ͵βφ´ | δευτερείου vac. (δηνάρια) ω´ | τριτείου vac. (δηνάρια) υ´ | [- - -]

(column 3)

κοι[νῇ] κω̣μῳδῶν vac. (δηνάρια) σ´ | κοι[νῇ] τρα̣γικῶν vac. (δηνάρια) σι´ || καινῇ κωμῳδίᾳ vac. (δηνάρια) φ´ | ἀρχαίᾳ κωμῳδίᾳ vac. (δηνάρια) τν´ | δευτερεῖον vac. (δηνάρια) ρν´ | καινῇ τραγῳδίᾳ vac. (δηνάρια) ψν´ | πυρριχ̣ῇ vac. (δηνάρια) ͵α̣ || δευτερεῖον vac. (δηνάρια) τν´ | ἀνδρὶ̣ κ̣ι̣θαρῳδῷ vac. [(δηνάρια) ·]´] | δευτερεῖον vac. [(δηνάρια) ·]´] | [- - -]

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