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[23] Exemptions by a Dionysiac Society for a Priest of Dionysos (141 CE) Megara - Attica

Megara (Attica, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map), 141 CE
AGRW 60 = GRA I 60 = Jaccottet 2003, vol. 2, no. 7 = GRA I 60 = SEG 61 (2011), no. 323bis = AGRW ID# 3202
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1527


This text was found in a notebook of A. Boeckh, an epigrapher working in the area in the 1830s.

To good fortune! Year 172, in the month of . . .  the meeting (synodos) of the society-members (thiasōtai) of Dionysos resolved that Antipatros, who built the temple of Dionysos for the society (thiasos) and was the priest for life, should be exempt from all of service, from dues and from providing services (leitourgiai).

Translation by: Kloppenborg

ἀγαθ[ῇ] τύχῃ | ἔτους βορ΄ μηνὸς [--ἔδο]|ξεν τῇ συνόδῳ τ[ῶν θιασωτῶν Διο]|νύσου εἶναι Διονύ[σου θιάσῳ Άντίπα]||τρον τὸν ναοπ[οιὸν καὶ διὰ βίου ἱε]|ρέα, ἀπολελύσ[θω δὲ τῆς ἄλλης ὑπη]|ρεσίας καὶ ἀ[τελής ἔστω καὶ ἀλειτούρ]|γητος.

Item added: September 25, 2012
Item modified: May 2, 2020
ID number: 3202
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