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[72] Dedication of a Dining Room for the Hymn-singers (150-200 CE) Histria - Scythia and Moesia

Histria (Scythia and Moesia, Danube and Black Sea areas — Pleiades map), 150-200 CE
AGRW 72 = IHistria 167 = PHI 172833 = AGRW ID# 3240
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1218


Slab of marble with a triangular top (pediment).

For good fortune! On behalf of the victory and salvation of the Augusti and on behalf of the Council and People of the Histrians, Zipias son of Diokles made this dining room (stibas) from his own resources — rather than the resources of the priesthood — for the victorious elder hymn-singers (hymnōdoi) who are gathered around Dionysos.  This was done when Kokkeios son of Domitian was choirmaster, Aelianus son of Eli was chief of the Muses, Marcus Dionittas son of Artemidoros was secretary for life and zealous friend, and Diogenes and Zoilos were examiners.

Translation by: Ascough

ἀγαθῆι τύχηι. | ὑπὲρ τῆς τῶν Σεβαστῶν | νείκης τε καὶ σωτηρίας | καὶ βουλῆς καὶ δήμου Ἰσ||τριανῶν Ζιπας Διοκλέ|ους ὑμνῳδοῖς πρεσβυτέ|ροις ἱερονείκαις τοῖς πε|ρὶ τὸν Διόνυσον τὴν στι|βάδα ἐποίησε ἐκ τῶν ἰδί||ων ἀντὶ ἱερωσύνης, με|σοχοροῦντος Κοκκε|ίου Δομετιανοῦ, μου|σάρχου δὲ Αἰλιανοῦ Ηλι, |γραμματέως δὲ διὰ βίου ||καὶ σπουδέου φίλου Μ(άρκου) | Διονυττᾶ <τ>οῦ Ἀρτεμιδώ(ρου) | εὐθυνούντων Διογέ|νους Ζοΐλου.

Item added: September 19, 2012
Item modified: September 26, 2020
ID number: 3240
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