Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Building [B3]: Meeting-place of the Worshippers of Silvanus (II-III CE) Philippi - Macedonia

Philippi (Macedonia, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map), II-III CE
Peter Pilhofer, Philippi, Band 1, Die erste christliche Gemeinde Europas (WUNT 87; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1995) 108-113 = AGRW ID# 23410


Relevant inscriptions on this site: CIL III 633.

Description: The rock face of the acropolis was quarried to serve as the rear wall of a sanctuary dedicated to Silvanus. Four Latin inscriptions that list various members of the association were engraved on this rear wall.  One of the inscriptions documents some members’ donations to the building of the temple, including 400 roofing tiles and entrance steps cut into the extant rock. The interior included two bronze statues of Silvanus, a painting of Olympus, and marble statues of Herakles, Mercury, and Liber.

Translation by: Ascough

CIL III 633. Photo © 2016 Ascough.

CIL III 633.
Photo © 2016 Ascough.

Item added: April 19, 2016
Item modified: April 26, 2017
ID number: 23410
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