Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Grave of Makarios Prepared by a Synod (100-150 CE) Pantikapaion - Bosporan region

Pantikapaion (Bosporan region, Danube and Black Sea areas — Pleiades map), 100-150 CE
IBosp 87 = IPontEux IV 208 = GGSR 593 = PHI 182804 = AGRW ID# 7620
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1285


Slab of limestone with a relief of a warrior (96 x 53 x 16 cm; letter height: 2.7-4.0 cm). Found at Kerch in 1894, now in Kerch Historical and Archaeological Museum. See photo further below.

The synod (synodos) gathered around Mastaros, Hedistos, Hedygenes, and Hilarion, and the rest of the society-members (thiasitai) set this up in memory of Makarios son of Hermogenes, their own synagogue-leader (synagōgos).

Translation by: Harland

[ἡ] σ̣[ύν]οδος ἡ περὶ Μά|σ̣τα̣[ρον κ]α̣ὶ̣ Ἥδιστον | [κ]αὶ Ἡ[δυγ]ένην καὶ Ἱλα|[ρίω]ν̣α καὶ τ[ῶ]ν λο{ι}πῶν θι||ασ[ιτῶ]ν Μακάριον Ἑρ|[μογέν]ους τὸν ἑαυτῶν | συναγωγὸν | μνήμης χάριν.

IBosp 87: Photo from GGSR 593, plate XL.
Public domain.


Item added: December 11, 2012
Item modified: October 1, 2020
ID number: 7620
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