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Honors by the Initiates of Dionysos Kallon for Diodoros and Stallia Prima (112-116 CE) Byzantion - Thrace

Byzantion (Thrace, Danube and Black Sea areas — Pleiades map), 112-116 CE
IByzantion 35 = SEG 18 (1962), no. 281 = PHI 170876 = AGRW ID# 13962
Copenhagen Inventory info: 315


Slab of white marble found at Rhegion, now in the Istanbul archeological museum (inv. no. 4795; 116 x 75 x 12 cm). There are two areas of the monument with reliefs of crowns, palm branches, and vessels for oil.

When the goddess Nike was official of the sacred (i.e. eponymous official of Byzantion) for the fourth time and Publius Memmius Plautianos Matrodoros was her (i.e. Nike’s) sacrificing official, the initiates (mystai) of Dionysos Kallon honored their contest-director and gymnasium-director, Diodoros son of Quintus and his wife Stallia Prima, who was contest-director and gymnasium-director in an extravagant and noble manner.  This was done for the sake of honor.

Translation by: Harland

ἱερομναμονούσης θεᾶς Νείκης τὸ δʹ, ἱεροποιοῦ δὲ αὐ|τῆς Πο(πλίου) Μεμμίου Πλαυτιανοῦ Ματροδώρου | οἱ μύσται Διονύσου Κάλλωνος ἐτείμησαν τὸν ἀγωνο|θέτην ἑαυτῶν καὶ γυμνασίαρχον Διόδωρον Κοΐντο[υ] || καὶ τὴν γυναῖκα αὐτοῦ Σταλλίαν Πρεῖμαν ἀγωνοθε|τήσασαν καὶ γυμνασιαρχήσασαν πολυτελῶς καὶ καλῶ[ς] | τειμῆς χάριν.

Item added: July 2, 2013
Item modified: September 26, 2020
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