Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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[49] Grave of a Shipper Prepared by an Association (doumos) (90-91 CE) Thessalonike - Macedonia

Thessalonike (Macedonia, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map), 90-91 CE
AGRW 49 = GRA I 75 = SEG 42 (1992), no 625 = Nigdelis 2010, no. 28 = SEG 42 (1992), no. 625 = PHI 153298 = AGRW ID# 2327
Copenhagen Inventory info: 757


Slab of marble with a low relief of a ship with a man sitting at the stern and holding the rudder, now in the Thessaloniki (Thessalonica) Archaeological Museum (inv. no. Μθ 6086). The term doumos for an association is well attested in Asia Minor. The native home of the deceased, Amastris, is in the region of Paphlagonia in Asia Minor.

When Gaius Autronius Liberus, also called Glykon, was head of the synagogue (archisynagōgos), Quintus Pupius (Publius [?]) Castor was secretary (grammateus), and Hermogenes son of (10) Diogenes was accountant (exetastēs), the doumos–association of Aphrodite Epiteuxidia (“Successful”) set this up as a memorial for Athenion son of Praxiteles of Amastris, who has died while abroad. This was set up through their supervisors (epimelētai).  Farewell, whoever you are!  Year 122.

Translation by: Ascough

δ̣οῦμος Ἀφροǀδείτης Ἐπιτευǀξιδίας ἀρχισυǀναγωγοῦντος ǀǀ Γ(αΐου) Αὐτρωνίου Λείǀβερος τοῦ καὶ Γλύǀκωνος, γραμματεύǀοντος Κ(οΐντου) Πουπίου Κάστορος, ǀ ἐξεταστοῦ Ἑρμογένους τοῦ Διǀǀογένους, Ἀθηνίωνα Πραξιτέλους Ἀμαστριǀανὸν ἔξω τελευτήσαντα μνείας ἕνεκεν ǀ δι’ ἐπιμελητῶν τῶν αὐτῶν· ǀ χαῖρε καὶ σὺ τίς ποτ’ εἶ βκρʹ.

Grave for a Shipper from Thessalonike.
© Richard S. Ascough 2012.

Item added: August 7, 2012
Item modified: September 7, 2020
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