Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Honors by the Theatrical Synod for Emperor Claudius (41-54 CE) Side - Pamphylia

Side (Pamphylia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 41-54 CE
ISide 31 = PHI 276346 = AGRW ID# 11624
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1730


Statue base (38 x 69 x 69 cm). Another extremely fragmentary building inscription from Side (ISide 32) may be a dedication to Claudius or Nero by this same association. A further fragmentary inscription is perhaps an imperial letter to a theatrical-stage ([thy]melikē) association and, in that case, the god Dionysos is certainly mentioned. So the synod in our present inscription may also have had Dionysos as its patron deity.

The sacred theatrical-stage synod (thymelikē synodos) which is gathered around the sanctuary in Side honored Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus.

Translation by: Harland

Τιβέριον Κλαύδιον | Καίσαρα Σεβαστὸν ἱερὰ | θυμελικὴ σύνοδος ἡ πε|ρὶ τὸ ἐν Σίδηι τέμενος.

Item added: March 11, 2013
Item modified: November 13, 2020
ID number: 11624
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