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[116] Honors by Dancing Cowherds for the Proconsul Quadratus (after 109 CE) Pergamon - Mysia and the Troad

Pergamon (Mysia and the Troad, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), post-109 CE
AGRW 116 = A. Conze and C. Schuchhardt, "Die Arbeiten zu Pergamon," MDAI(A) 24 (1899) 164–240, at 179-80 (no. 31) = IPergamonSupp AM 24, 1899, no. 31 = IPergamonS 4 = Jaccottet 2003, vol. 2, no. 98 = PHI 316343 = AGRW ID# 559
Copenhagen Inventory info: 927


Slab of white marble, broken on the right side and the bottom (46 x 25 cm). Findspot unknown. For the building in which a group of cowherds met, see B6 in AGRW and photo further below. The "L. Aninius Fla. . ." in line 13 may be the L. Aninius Flaccus who is attested as a hymn-singer (see IPergamon 374 A, line 11). C. Julius Diokles in line 20 may be identified with the civic commander (strategos) in IPergamon 361 and 362.

To good fortune!  On the occasion of the triennial festival, the dancing cowherds honoured Gaius Antius Aulus Julius Quadratus, twice consul, proconsul of Asia, and priest of noble ancestry … of Dionysos Kathegemon (“Dionysos the Leader”) (?).  Auphidia Polla daughter of Publius; Claudius Quadratus, (10) the assigner of offices; Gaius Silius Maximinus (?) … the chief–cowherd (archiboukolos); Lucius Aninius Flaccus (?) …  The cowherds: Claudius Epaphos who is also called Name …, Flavius (?) Julius Diokles, Menandros son of Menandros …, Kapiton son of Menophantes, Titus Flavius Athenodoros (?) … (20) Gaius Julius Bassos Claudianus (?), Bion son of Bion, Hermaiskos …, Charmides son of Eikadios, Titus Claudius Lindos, Tiberius Flavius Secundus, Philetairos son of Philetairos, and Epineikos son of Epineikos.

Translation by: Harland

ἀγαθῆι [τύχηι]· ǀ Γ(άιον) Ἄντιον Αὖλον Ἰού[λιον Κουαδρᾶτον] ǀ δὶς ὕπατον καὶ ἀν[θύπατον Ἀσίας] ǀ τὸν διὰ γένους ἱερέ[α τοῦ Καθηγεμόνος] ǀǀ Διονύσου ǀ οἱ χορεύσαντες βου[κόλοι τὴν ἐπ’] ǀ αὐτοῦ τριετ[ηρίδα]· ǀ Αὐφιδία Πώλλα Ποπλί[ου], ǀ Κλαύδιος Κουαδρᾶ[τος], ǀǀ διαταξί[αρχος]· ǀ Γάιος Σείλιος Μάξ[ιμ — —], ǀ ἀρχιβού[κολος]· ǀ Λ(ούκιος) Ἀνείνιος Φλα[— —], ǀ βουκό[λοι]· ǀǀ Κλ(αύδιος) Ἔπαφος ὁ Διαδο[— — —], ǀ Φ(λάουιος) Ἰούλιος Διοκλ[ῆς], ǀ Μένανδρος Μενάνδρου Ἀσ[— —], ǀ Καπίτων Μηνοφά[ντου], ǀ Τ(ίτος) Φλάουιος Ἀθην[— —], ǀǀ Γ(άιος) Ἰούλιος Βάσσος [Κλαυδιανός (?)], ǀ Βίων Βίωνος, ǀ Ἑρμαΐσκος Ἀπολλ[— —], ǀ Χαρμίδης Εἰκαδί[ου], ǀ Τι(βέριος) Κλ(αύδιος) Λίνδος, ǀǀ Τ(ίτος) Φλάουιος Σεκ[οῦνδος], ǀ Φιλέταιρος Φιλε[ταίρου], ǀ Ἐπίνεικος Ἐπιν[είκου], ǀ [— — —]

Facsimile by Conze and Schuchhardt.
Public domain.

Cowherds’ Hall of Benches (Podiensaal) at Pergamon.
© Philip A. Harland 2012.

Item added: November 20, 2011
Item modified: October 9, 2020
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