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Honors (frag.) for a Priest Involving Resident Romans and Women (undated) Stratonikeia area [Lagina] - Caria

Stratonikeia area [Lagina] (Caria, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), undated
IStratonikeia 666 = Georges Cousin and Charles Diehl, "Inscriptions de Lagina," BCH 11 (1887) 145–63, at 148-149 (no. 51) + 159 (no. 66) = PHI 260302 = AGRW ID# 12767


Fragments of a monument. The nature of the corporate body of women is not clear, but this may be an association (on which also see IStratonikeia 149, 174, 352).

. . . and he also gave 5 drachmas in the theater to each of the . . . citizens (?) . . ., Romans, and foreigners (xenoi) during the kinship celebrations (? genethlia; birthday celebrations), and after taking charge of the keys (i.e. of the temple) with him as promised, his daughter Tatius, who is also called Hedia, invited the corporate body (politeuma) of women (gynaikes) and the aliens (paroikoi).  After the rest of the feast . . . which he provided for them, he distributed three drachmas to each woman (?) . . . Furthermore, he dedicated . . . to the greatest and most brilliant goddess Hekate and to the homeland (?) . . . and the . . . (remaining text lost).

Translation by: Harland

[— ἔδωκε]ν̣ δὲ καὶ ἐν τοῖς γενεθλίο[ις ἑκά]σ̣τῳ [τῶν] | [πολιτῶν καὶ] τῶν Ῥωμαίων καὶ ξένων ἀνὰ δραχμὰς π[έν]τ̣ε ἐν [τῷ] | [θεάτρῳ?, κ]αὶ συνκλιδοφορούσης αὐτῷ ἐξ ἐπ[αν]γ̣ελίας [τῆς] | [θυγατρὸς αὐτοῦ] <Τ>ατίου τῆς καὶ Ἡδίας καλέσας [τ]<ὸ> πολί[τευ]||[μα τῶν γυναικῶν καὶ τὰς παροίκους, με]τὰ τῆς λοιπῆς ε̣ὐω̣χίας [ἧς] | [παρέσχετο αὐταῖς ἔδωκεν ἑκάστῃ ἀνὰ δραχμὰς τρεῖς, ἀνέθ]ηκεν δὲ | [τῇ μεγίστῃ καὶ ἐπιφανεστάτῃ θεᾷ Ἑκάτῃ καὶ τῇ πατρί]δ̣ι καὶ τὰ [—]

Item added: May 28, 2013
Item modified: December 10, 2015
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