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Meeting Place for an Association of Former Ephebes (95 BCE) Arsinoites - Fayum region

Arsinoites (Fayum region, Egypt — Pleiades map), 95 BCE
GRA III 198 = IFayum III 201 = SB V 8887 = SEG 31:1516 = PHI 216117 = AGRW ID# 31180
Copenhagen Inventory info: 74


Slab of limestone (53 x 27 cm). Uncertain location in Arsinoites district.

For the well being of king Ptolemaios, also called Alexander, Mother-loving god, this was dedicated to the great god Souchos. This is the place of the 7th year (i.e. 83 BCE) ephebic division (hairesis) of Asklepiades son of Asklepiades, when Ptolemaios son of Ptolemaios was president (prostatēs) and scribe (grammateus). The place measures 14 cubits from south to north and 22 cubits from the stream in the east as far as the race course. Year 19, 20th of Mechir.

Translation by: Ascough

ὑπὲρ βασιλέως Πτολεμα[ίου] | τοῦ καὶ Ἀλεξάνδρου θεο[ῦ Φι]|λομήτορος | Σούχῳ θεῷ με[γά]|λῳ μεγάλῳ, ὁ τόπος τῶν τὸ (ἔτος) ζʹ || ἐφηβευκότων τῆς Ἀσκλη[πι]|άδου τοῦ Ἀσκλ[η]πιάδου αἱρέσε̣|ως, προστατοῦντος καὶ γραμ|ματεύοντος Πτολεμαίου τοῦ | Πτολεμαίου, ὧ<ι> μέτρα νότου || ἐπὶ βορᾶν {βορρᾶν} πή(χεις) ιδʹ, λ[ι]βὸς ἐπ’ ἀπ[η]λιώ|την πή(χεις) κβʹ ἕως δρόμου· (ἔτους) ιθʹ, | Μεχεὶρ κʹ.

Item added: April 23, 2020
Item modified: April 24, 2020
ID number: 31180
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