Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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

Honors by a Symposium of Workers (?) for Septimius Odainath (257/258 CE) Palmyra - Syria and Phoenicia

Palmyra (Syria and Phoenicia, Greater Syria and the East — Pleiades map), 257/258 CE
IPalmyra 143 = Kaizer 2002b, 149 = PHI 306225 = AGRW ID# 10351


Console of a column of limestone with tenon found in the temple of Baal Shamim (56.3 x 58.6 x 64 cm). For the interpretation of konnetai as an occupation, see Kaizer 2002b.

The symposium (symposion) of the konnetai (meaning unknown, but likely an occupation: perhaps metal-workers, workers in stucco, dyers in blue, or image-makers) honored their patron Septimius Odainath, the most brilliant consul in the 569th year.

Translation by: Harland

Σεπτίμιον Ὀδαίναθον | τὸν λαμπρότατον ὑπατικὸν | τὸ συμπόσιον τῶν κονετ[- -] | τὸν πάτρωνα || ἔτους θξφʹ.

Item added: February 3, 2013
Item modified: March 1, 2016
ID number: 10351
Short link address:

Leave a Question, Comment or Correction

Your email address will not be published.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