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Honors for an Initiate of Dionysos Kathegemon (II CE) Philadelphia - Lydia

Philadelphia (Lydia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), II CE
TAM V 1462 = Jaccottet 2003, vol. 2, no. 113 = ILydiaKP I 42 = AGRW ID# 11910


Base of white marble with a relief of a man (dancing satyr) wearing a hairy costume and crown and carrying a wand (149 x 62.5 x 24 cm). Cf. Merkelbach 1988, 20-21.

Some groups or civic institutions (?) … honoured T. Aelius Glykon Papias Antonianus, son of T. Aelius Glykon Papias—his father being high–priest and financial auditor of the sacred Council—the initiate (mystēs) according to the decision (diataxis).  The initiates who are gathered around Dionysos Kathegemon (“Dionysos the Leader”) have supervised the setting up of the monument.

Translation by: Harland

[— — —] ǀ ἐτείμησεν ǀ Τ. Αἴλ(ιον) Γλύκωνα Παπίǀαν Ἀντωνιανὸν, υἱǀὸν Τ. Αἰλ(ίου) Γλύκωνος ǀǀ Παπίου, ἁρχιερέως ǀ καὶ λογιστοῦ τῆς ǀ ἱερᾶς βουλῆς, τὸν ǀ ἐκ τῆς διατάξεως ǀ μύστην, ἐπιμεληǀǀθέντων τῶν πεǀρὶ τὸν Καθηγεμόνα ǀ Διόνυσον μυστῶν.

ILydiaKP I 42: Facsimile by Keil and Premerstein.
Public domain.


Item added: March 26, 2013
Item modified: August 6, 2018
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