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Dedication (frag.) to Dionysos Kathegemon (I-II CE) Pergamon - Mysia and the Troad

Pergamon (Mysia and the Troad, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), I-II CE
IPergamonS 7 = IPergamon 222 + addenda in volume 2, p. 509 = PHI 301860 = AGRW ID# 8881
Copenhagen Inventory info: 927


Two fragments of a slab of marble. The reference to Dionysos in connection with a ritual bed of straw (stibadeion) may suggest some connection to an association devoted to Dionysos, along the lines of the cowherds attested at Pergamon (cf. the Iobacchoi inscription from Athens, where the term stibas is used).

Aristarchos. . . son of Name (?). . . dedicated the banqueting (or: sacrificial) area (stibadeion; literally: little bed of straw) (?) to Dionysos Kathegemon and to the . . . cowherds (?).

Translation by: Harland

Διον̣ύσ[ωι Καθηγεμόνι] | καὶ τοῖς [βουκόλοις (?)] | Ἀρ[ί]σταρχο[ς τοῦ δεῖνος]. | τ[ὸ σ]τιβάδε[ιον ἀνέθηκεν]

IPergamon 222: Facsimile by Fränkel.
Public domain.


Item added: December 31, 2012
Item modified: October 9, 2020
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