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Dedication to Apollo and Artemis by the Sign-bearers (48/47 BCE) Saittai area [Nisyra] - Lydia

Saittai area [Nisyra] (Lydia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 48/47 BCE
ILydiaM 136 = SEG 49 (1999), no. 1623 = AGRW ID# 12222


Slab of marble with moulding at the top and a double axe and olive branch in relief, now in the Manisa museum. There is a similar group of symbol-bearers (symbolophoroi) attested in an inscription from Maionia, likewise a town in the vicinity of Saittai (see TAM V 576 on this site).

In the 38th year on the 6th of the 11th month, the sign-bearers (semeiaphoroi) and members of the brotherhood (phratores) dedicated the monument (stele) to Apollo and Artemis according to the command of the god.  Zeuxis son of Hermippos, Diogenes son of Polemon, Menophilos son of Herakleidos, Metrodoros son of Artemon, Diogenes son of Metrodoros, Zeuxis son of Hermogenes, Dionysios son of Syros, Diogenes son of Artemidoros, Diokles son of Hermogenes, Hermogenes son of Heraklidas, Apollonios son of Menekrates, Artemon son of Amyntas, Moussaios son of Kallimachos, Diogas son of Mithres, Alexandros son of Diogenes, Publius Pactumeius, Kalligenes son of Ploution, Apollonios son of Apollonios, Apollonios son of Name. . . , Artemon son of Hermippos, Apollonios son of Euxenos, Amyntas son of Artemidoros, Menedotos son of Menekrates, Hermogenes son of Artemidoros, Tryphon son of Hermokrates, Hermogenes son of Euxenos, and Menekles son of Hermogenes.

Translation by: Harland

Ἔτους λη´, μηνὸς ια´ ἕκτῃ ∙ Ἀπόλ|λωνι καὶ Ἀρτέμιδι ἀνέστη|σαν τὴν στήλλην οἱ σημε|αφόροι καὶ φράτορες κατ’ ἐπι||ταγὴν θεοῦ ∙ Ζεῦξις Ἑρμίππου, | Διογένης Πολέμωνος, Μηνόφι|λος Ἡρακλείδου, Μητρόδωρος Ἀρτέ|μων[ος, Δι]ογένης Μητροδώρου, Ζεῦ|ξις Ἑρμογένου, Διονύσιος Σύρου, Διο||γένης Ἀρτεμιδώρου, Διοκλῆς | Ἑρμογένου, Ἑρμογένης Ἡρακλίδου, | Ἀπολλώνιος Μενεκράτου, Ἀρτέμων Ἀ|μύντου, Μουσαῖος Καλλιμάχου, Διο|γᾶς Μιθ[ρ]ήους, Ἀλέξανδρος Διογ[έ]||νου, Πόπλιος Πακτομήϊος, Καλλιγ[έ]|νης Πλουτίωνος, Ἀπολλώνιος Ἀ|πολλωνίου, Ἀπολλώνιος Π[. . ca. 4-5 . .], Ἀρ|τέμων Ἑρμίππου, Ἀπολλών[ιος] Εὐ|ξένου, Ἀμύντας Ἀρτεμιδώ[ρ]ου, Μη||νόδοτος Μενεκράτου, Ἑρμογένης | Ἀρτεμιδώρου, Τρύφων Ἑρμοκρά|του, Ἑρμογένης Εὐξένου vac. | Μενεκλῆς Ἑρμογένου vac.

Item added: May 16, 2013
Item modified: December 3, 2015
ID number: 12222
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