Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

An expanding collection of inscriptions, papyri, and other sources in translation (run by Philip A. Harland)

Dedication to Zeus Dionysos by a Priest (undated) Bizye - Thrace

Bizye (Thrace, Danube and Black Sea areas — Pleiades map), undated
IGBulg 1864 = PHI 169971 = AGRW ID# 13948
Copenhagen Inventory info: 684


Block of marble (55 x 65 x 50 cm; letter height: 4 cm).

. . . Name son of Diogenes, priest of Bacchios (i.e. Dionysos) dedicated the altar to the god Zeus Dionysos for himself and my children who are fellow-initiates (synmystai) on account of salvation.

Translation by: Harland

[․․ Δ]ι̣ο̣γ̣ένου ἱερεὺς βακχίου̣ | [βω]μ̣ὸν ἀνέθηκα θεῷ Διὶ Διο|[νύ]σῳ ὑπὲρ ἑαυτοῦ καὶ τῶν πέ|[δ]ων {παίδων} μου συνμύστων περὶ || σωτηρίας.

Item added: July 1, 2013
Item modified: September 26, 2020
ID number: 13948
Short link address:

Leave a Question, Comment or Correction

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *