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[35] Honors by a Society for Paramonos (7 BCE) Beroia - Macedonia

Beroia (Macedonia, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map), 7 BCE
AGRW 35 = IBeroia 22 = Jaccottet 2003, vol. 2, no. 18 = SEG 48 (1998), no. 751 = PHI 149497 = AGRW ID# 1167
Copenhagen Inventory info: 490


Slab of marble, now in the Beroea Museum (inv. no. L 585). There is a framed relief under text A depicting two male figures on either side of an altar. One figure offers a libation while the other holds a scepter in his left hand and a libation cup in his right hand. V. Allamani-Souri identifies the figure on the left as Paramonos and the figure on the right as the god Dionysos (see EBGR 2009, no. 7). Beneath the frame there is a crown with the three inscribed lines of text B on either side. Like many associations, this society adopted a civic title (market-overseer) for one of its internal functionaries.

(A) In the year 141 in the month Artemisios, Paramonos son of Theogenes, having served as market-overseer (agoranomos) of the society (thiasos), set this up for Dionysos from his own resources.

(B) The association (koinon) of society members (thiasōtai) honor with a crown Paramonos son of Theogenes.

Translation by: Ascough

(A) ἔτους αʹ καὶ μʹ καὶ ρʹ Ἀρτεμισίου· | Παράμονος Θεογένους vac. | ἀγορανομήσας τοῦ θιάσου | ἐκ τοῦ ἰδίου Διονύσωι. vac.

(B) τὸ κοινὸν τῶν θιασ|τῶν Παράμονον | Θεογένου.

Item added: December 1, 2011
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