Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Honors by a Society for Medeos the Priest (120 or 105 BCE) Apameia Myrleia area [Triglia] - Bithynia

Apameia Myrleia area [Triglia] (Bithynia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 120 or 105 BCE
IApamBith 34 = Philippe-Ernest P. Legrand, "Inscriptions de Mysie et de Bithynie," BCH 17 (1893) 534–56, at 545 (no. 32) = PHI 277591 = AGRW ID# 13200
Copenhagen Inventory info: 213


Rectangular slab with a relief depicting a topless figure to the right, probably Zeus, with a scepter in his left hand, a crown in his right hand, and an eagle at his feet. There is also an altar and a tree with two other figures bringing sacrifices on the left. The monument was found in Triglia but is now lost. If the dating is by the Bithynian kings' era, then the monument dates to 120 BCE; if by the Bithynian civic era, then 105 BCE. The dating may also relate to one of several other eras (see notes to IApamBith 35).

In the 177th year, the society-members (thiasitai) crowned Medeos Myrmekos, who was priest in a good and righteous manner, with a monument (stele) and a proclaimed crown.

Translation by: Harland

[ἔ]τους ζορʹ ἐστεφάνωσαν | [οἱ θ]ιασεῖται Μήδεον Μύρμηκος | καλῶς καὶ δικαίως ἱερωτεύσαν|[τ]α στήλῃ καὶ στεφάνῳ || [κη]ρυκτῶι.

IApamBith 34: Facsimile by Legrand.
Public domain.

Item added: June 4, 2013
Item modified: September 18, 2020
ID number: 13200
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