Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Dedication for a Company by Asklepiake (150-200 CE) Pergamon - Mysia and the Troad

Pergamon (Mysia and the Troad, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 150-200 CE
IPergamonSupp AM 37, 1912, Nr. 13 = A. Ippel, "Die Arbeiten zu Pergamon 1910-1911," MDAI(A) 37 (1912) 277–303, at 286-287 (no. 13) = PHI 317063 = AGRW ID# 8932
Copenhagen Inventory info: 912


Slab of white marble found in the western part of the Demeter sanctuary terrasse (36.5 x 12.2 cm). Now in the museum at Bergama (inv. 228). Here a woman dedicates a monument to her own "company," which may be an association devoted to Demeter. There are many inscriptions attesting to individual initiates or other functionaries in the mysteries of Demeter at Pergamon. See, for instance, H. Hepding, "Die Arbeiten zu Pergamon 1908-1909,” MDAI(A) 35 (1910) 401–493 (nos. 40 [hymn-singer], 41 [initiate], 42 [initiate], 63 [thesmothetai]; A. Ippel, "Die Arbeiten zu Pergamon 1910-1911," MDAI(A) 37 (1912) 277–303 (nos. 15 [torch-bearer], 16 [initiate], 17 [hierophant], 24 [thesmothetai], 25 [priestess]).

Asklepiake daughter of Telesphorion dedicated this for her own company (speirē).

Translation by: Harland

Ἀσκληπιακὴ Τελεσ|φορίωνος ἀνέθηκεν | τῆι ἡαυτῆς <σ>πείρῃ.

Item added: December 31, 2012
Item modified: October 9, 2020
ID number: 8932
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