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Honors by Dionysiac Performers for Tiberius Claudius Philistes (imperial era) Teos - Ionia

Teos (Ionia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), imperial era
CIG 3082 = IGR IV 1568 = PHI 256415 = AGRW ID# 12832
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1801


Statue base found in the theater in Teos.

The performers (technitai) gathered around Dionysos who are in Ionia and the Hellespont and their fellow-competitors (synagōnistai) honored Tiberius Claudius Philistes son . . . of Masimachos (?) . . . and of the People, natural son of Hermothestos, of the Quirina tribe (i.e. a voting tribe at Rome), director of the quinquennial (i.e. held every fifth year), Dionysian, Caesarean contests for the third time.  They honored him due to his magnanimity and greatness, not only because he has exhibited these qualities towards the citizens throughout his life through the expenses and honors he has recurrently offered with respect to piety towards the household of the Augusti, but also because he increased the sacred synod (synodos) in a holy and magnanimous manner every time he held the worthy office of director of contests, and he has established extraordinary prizes for the competitors from his own resources. . . (the remainder, which refers to crowning the benefactor, is too fragmentary to translate).

Translation by: Harland

[οἱ περὶ τὸν Διόνυσον τεχνῖται]

[οἱ ἐπ’ Ἰωνίας καὶ Ἑλλησπόντου]

καὶ οἱ τούτων συναγων[ισταὶ] | vac. ἐτείμησαν vac. | Τιβέριον Κλαύδιον [Μασιμάχου] | ὑιὸν καὶ τοῦ δήμου, φύ[σει δὲ] || Ἑρμοθέστου, Κυρείνᾳ, Φ[ιλιστέα,] | ἀγωνοθέτην τὸ τρίτον τ[ῶν πεν]|ταετηρικῶν ἀγώνων Διον[υσιακῶν] | Καισαρήων, μεγαλοφροσύνη[ς ἕνεκεν] | καὶ δαψιλείας, οὐ μόν<ον> ἐ[πεὶ πρὸς] || τοὺς πολείτας ἐνδέ<δ>ε[ικται αὐτὴν] | διὰ βίου διὰ τ<ῶν> ἀναλωμάτων [καὶ τῶν ἀνα]|θημάτων <τ>ῶν ἑκάστοτε περ[ὶ τὴν] | εὐσέβειαν τοῦ οἴκου τῶν Σε[βαστῶν, ἀλ]|λὰ ἐπεὶ καὶ πρὸς τὴν <ἱ>ερὰν <σ>υ[νόδον ὁ]||σίως καὶ μεγαλο<ψ>ύ<χ>ως προ[σενεχθὶς] | ἐπη<ύ>ξη<σε?> ΟΥΚΕΣ καθ’ ἑκάσ[την ἀγωνοθε]|σίαν τὴν τοῦ ἀγῶνος ἀ<ξ>ί[αν, καὶ πε]|ρι<ττ>ὰ θέματα ἐκ τῶν ἰ[δίων ἔθηκεν] | [τοῖς ἀ]γωνισταῖς. ἀναγ[γέλλειν? δὲ —] || [καὶ? στ]εφανοῦν τῷ [ἐκ τοῦ νόμου —] | [στεφ]άνῳ, ὡς <π>ά[τριόν ἐστιν, ἐν τῷ ἱερῳ] | [τοῦ Διονύσ]ου? κα[ὶ —] | {remainder lost}

CIG 3082: Facsimile.
Public domain.

Item added: June 26, 2013
Item modified: November 6, 2020
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