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[193] Honors by Performers and Initiates of Dionysos Breiseus for a Benefactor (150-200 CE) Smyrna - Ionia

Smyrna (Ionia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), ca. 150-200 CE
AGRW 193 = ISmyrna 639 = IGRR IV 1433 = PHI 255050 = AGRW ID# 1435
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1325


Marble stone.

The sacred synod (synodos) of performers (technitai) and initiates (mystai) gathered around Dionysos Breiseus honoured Marcus Aurelius Julianus son of Charidemos, twice Asiarch, crown–bearer, temple–warden of the Augusti (Sebastoi), and bacchant (bacchos) of the god.  They did this because of his piety towards the god and goodwill towards the (10) homeland in everything, the greatness of the works which he prepared for it, and his disposition.  This took place when Menophilos Amerimnos son of Metrophanes was treasurer and Aphrodisios Paulus son of Phoibion was supervisor of works.

Translation by: Harland

ἡ ἱερὰ σύνοδος τῶν πεǀρὶ τὸν Βρεισέα Διόνυσον ǀ τεχνειτῶν καὶ μυστῶν ǀ Μᾶρκον Αὐρήλιον Χαριδήμου ǀǀ Ἰουλιανόν, τὸν δὶς ἀσιάρχην ǀ καὶ στεφανηφόρον καὶ νεωκόǀρον τῶν Σεβαστῶν καὶ βάκχον ǀ τοῦ θεοῦ, διά τε τὴν πρὸς τὸν θεǀὸν εὐσέβειαν καὶ τὴν πρὸς τὴν ǀǀ πατρίδα ἐν πᾶσιν εὔνοιαν καὶ διὰ ǀ τὸ μέγεθος ὧν αὐτῇ κατεσκεύαǀζεν ἔργων καὶ διὰ τὴν πρὸς αὐτοὺς ǀ διάθεσιν· ǀ ταμιεύοντος Μηνοφίλου Μητροǀǀφάνους Ἀμερίμνου, ἐργεπιστατήǀσαντος Ἀφροδεισίου Φοιβίωνος ǀ Παύλου.

Item added: December 31, 2011
Item modified: November 6, 2020
ID number: 1435
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