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[43] Dedication by a Female Association Devoted to the God Liber (I-II CE) Philippi - Macedonia

Philippi (Macedonia, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map), I-II CE (?)
AGRW 43 = GRA I 71 = IPhilippiP II 340/L589 = Jaccottet 2003, vol. 2, no. 25 = AGRW ID# 2251
Copenhagen Inventory info: 708


Monument with a Latin inscription found in a small building, probably a house, underneath the public baths south of Basilika B.

This is dedicated to Liber, Libera and Hercules. The society (thiasus) of distinguished maenads (i.e. female attendants of the god) brought in water at their own cost.

Translation by: Ascough

Lib(ero) et Lib(erae) et Herc(uli). | thiasus Maenad(um) | regianar(um) aq|[ua]m induxit [p(ecunia) s(ua)].

Item added: August 6, 2012
Item modified: September 6, 2020
ID number: 2251
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