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Decree (frag.) of the Initiates of Kore (undated) Smyrna - Ionia

Smyrna (Ionia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), undated
ISmyrna 726 = PHI 254990 = AGRW ID# 10195
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1155


Fragment (6 x 49 cm). This group of initiates also includes those who "stepped in" (from ἐμβατεύειν), presumably a synonym for initiation (cf. Herrmann 1996, 330-331 (no. 5); Colossians 2:18).

According to the decree of the initiates of the goddess Kore’s sacred enclosure and those who stepped in (i.e. were initiated, or stepped into the sacred enclosure) who are in Smyrna together with the . . .

Translation by: Harland

κατὰ τὸ ψή|φισμα | Κόρης μυσ|τῶν σηκοῦ || καὶ ἐνβατῶν | τῶν ἐν Σμύρνῃ | σ̣ὺν τῷ καθ’ αὑτ[․c.5․]․․.

Item added: January 30, 2013
Item modified: November 6, 2020
ID number: 10195
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