Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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[191] Honors by Initiates of Dionysos Breiseus for Emperor Hadrian (129-132 CE) Smyrna - Ionia

Smyrna (Ionia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), ca. 129-32 CE
AGRW 191 = ISmyrna 622 = Jaccottet 2003, vol. 2, no. 119 = PHI 255039 = AGRW ID# 1428
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1325


Base of stone found in the agora.

The initiates (mystai) of the great Breiseus Dionysos before the city honoured emperor Trajan Hadrian Caesar Augustus Olympios, saviour and founder.  This was done under the supervision of Dikaios Heliodoros son of Alexandros, their own treasurer (tamias).

Translation by: Harland

Αὐτοκράτορα ǀ Τραϊανὸν Ἁδριαǀνὸν Καίσαρα Σεǀβαστὸν Ὀλύμπιον, ǀǀ σωτῆρα καὶ κτίστην, ǀ οἱ τοῦ μεγάλου πρὸ πόǀλεως Βρεισέως Διονύǀσου μύσται· ἐπιμεληǀθέντος Δικαίου Ἡλιοǀǀδώρου τοῦ Ἀλεξάνδρου ǀ τοῦ ταμίου αὐτῶν.

AGRW 191. Photo courtesy of Jason Borges.


ISmyrna 622: Photo from Yves Béquignon, “Chronique des fouilles et découvertes archéologiques dans l’orient hellénique (1932),” BCH (1933) 236–312, at 307.


Item added: December 28, 2011
Item modified: March 16, 2023
ID number: 1428
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