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[140] Honors by Civic Institutions for a Priestess in Connection with Mysteries of Artemis (II-III CE) Thyatira - Lydia

Thyatira (Lydia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), II-III CE
AGRW 140 = TAM V 995 = CIG 3507 = PHI 264426 = AGRW ID# 728


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To good fortune!  The Council and the People (dēmos) honoured Ulpia Marcella, the priestess of Artemis, daughter of the distinguished Marcus Ulpius Damas and of Kanidia Bassa, who performed the mysteries of the goddess and the sacrifices in a brilliant and extravagant manner.  Androneikos son of Androneikos and Stratoneike daughter of Menogenes, her foster–children (or: slaves), set this up from their own resources.

Translation by: Harland

ἀγαθῆι τύχηι. ǀ ἡ βουλὴ καὶ ὁ δῆμος ǀ ἐτείμησαν ǀ Οὐλπίαν Μαρκέλλαν ǀ τὴν ἱέρειαν τῆς Ἀρτέǀμιδος, Μάρκου Οὐλπίου ǀ Δαμᾶ παραδόξου ǀ καὶ Κανιδίας Βάσσης ǀ θυγατέρα, ἐπιτελέǀσασαν τὰ τῆς θεοῦ ǀ μυστήρια καὶ τὰς θυǀσίας λαμπρῶς καὶ ǀ πολυδαπάνως. ǀ ἀναστησάντων τὴν τειǀμὴν Ἀνδρονείκου τοῦ Ἀνǀδρονείκου καὶ Στρατονείǀκης τῆς Μηνογένους ǀ τῶν θρεψάντων ǀ ἐκ τῶν ἰδίων.

Item added: November 24, 2011
Item modified: December 4, 2015
ID number: 728
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