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Grave Prepared by the Dionysiasts (167 CE) Saittai - Lydia

Saittai (Lydia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 167/168 CE
TAM V 91 = PHI 263486 = AGRW ID# 806
Copenhagen Inventory info: 815


Fragment from a slab of marble decorated with crowns. The reference to little feet may pertain to agility in dancing in honor of the god Dionysos (on which compare the "dancing cowherds" at Pergamon). A group of youths (neoi) at Saittai similarly describes themselves as "the synod of little-footed youths" (TAM V 92; 168/9 CE).

Year 252 (of the Sullen era), 19th of the month of Pereitios.  The little-footed (swift-footed [?]; podarioi) Dionysiasts gathered around Dionysos . . .

Translation by: Harland

ἔτ(ους) σνβʹ, μη(νὸς) Περει|τίου θιʹ. οἱ περὶ | τὸν Διόνυσον | [πο]δ̣άριοι Διονυ||[σ - - - ].

Item added: November 25, 2011
Item modified: October 9, 2020
ID number: 806
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