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Honors for a Priest Who Hosted a Corporate Body of Women (undated) Stratonikeia area [Panamara] - Caria

Stratonikeia area [Panamara] (Caria, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), undated
IStratonikeia 174 = Georges Cousin and Gaston Deschamps, "Inscriptions du Temple de Zeus Panamaros," BCH 15 (1891) 169–209, at 204-206 (no. 145) = PHI 261792 = AGRW ID# 12763


These honors for a priest (whose name is lost) mention that he hosted the corporate body of women for banquets. The exact nature of this group is not known.

. . . because he has (?) . . . extravagantly . . . adorning everything . . . and he has hosted everyone in the temple and in the city (polis), he has hosted the corporate body (politeuma) of women (gynaikes) during the celebrations for Hera, and he has arranged a most extravagant and beautiful spectacle, and because of all the other services which he has performed for those who are leading.  The priestess again in the celebrations for Hera (Heraia) for the third time, who has also been foremost high-priestess of the Augusti (Sebastoi) and foremost priestess in the celebrations for Hera and in the Komyrian celebrations, Claudia daughter of Leon, Mamalon, daughter of the city (polis; i.e. benefactor), and mother of the priest honored him.  Tiberius Claudius Sabinianus Paionios son of Tiberius, of Quirina tribe (i.e. a voting tribe at Rome), the son of the priest who has himself now served as head of the gymnasium and has been proclaimed priest in the Komyrian celebrations honored him.  Tiberius Flavius Sabinianus Diomedes son of Tiberius, of the Quirina tribe, the son of the priest’s brother (i.e. nephew of the honoree), the temple-warden who has served as priest in the celebrations for Hera, being proclaimed in the Komyrian celebrations, honored him.

Translation by: Harland

․․ καὶ πολυδαπάνως ε̣[—] | [․α]ὐτῷ κοσμῆσαι τὰ προαγό[μενα πάντα, ὑποδεξάμεν]ος μὲν πάντας ἔν | τε τῶι ἱερῶι καὶ ἐν τῇ πόλει, ὑπ[οδεξ]άμενος δὲ καὶ τὸ πολείτευμα | τῶν γυναικῶν ἐν τοῖς Ἡραίοις, θεω[ρί]ας δὲ ποιήσας πολυτελεστάτας || καὶ καλλίστας, καὶ διὰ τῶν λοιπῶν [π]άντων ἀναλογήσας τοῖς προάγουσιν· | ἱέρεια πάλιν ἐν Ἡραίοις τὸ τρίτ[ο]ν ἡ καὶ προηρχιερατευκυῖα τῶν | Σεβαστῶν καὶ προϊερατευκυῖα [ἐν] Ἡραίοις καὶ ἐν Κομυρίοις Κλαυδία, | Λέοντος θυγάτηρ, Μάμαλ[ο]ν, θυγάτηρ πόλεως, ἡ μήτηρ τοῦ | ἱερέως· συνευσέβησεν κα̣[ὶ] συνεθρήσκευσεν τὸν θεὸν || Τι(βέριος) Κλαύδιος, Τι(βερίου) υἱὸς, Κυρίνα, Σαβε[ι]νιανὸς Παιώνιος ὁ [υ]ἱὸς τοῦ ἱερέως | [ὁ κ]α̣ὶ αὐτὸς ἤδη γεγυμνασιαρχηκ[ὼ]ς καὶ ἐπηνγελμένος ἱερεὺς ἐν Κομυ|ρίοις· νεωκόρος ὁ ἱερατευκὼς ἐν Ἡ[ρα]ίοις, ἐπηνγελμένος δὲ καὶ ἐν Κομυρίοις | Τι(βέριος) Φλά(ουιος), Τ(ιβερίου) υἱὸς, Κυ(ρίνα), Σαβεινια̣[νὸς Δ]ι̣ομ<ήδ>[ης] ὁ υ̣[ἱὸς τ]ῆς ἀδελφῆς τοῦ | [ἱερέως.]

IStratonikeia 174: Facsimile by Cousin and Deschamps.
Public domain.

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