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Membership and Functionary List (frag.) for a Dionysiac Association (undated) Apollonia - Thrace

Apollonia (Thrace, Danube and Black Sea areas — Pleiades map), undated
IGBulg I² 401 = CIG 2052 = PHI 168434 = AGRW ID# 13940
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1116


The stone is now lost and there is no known description. This fragmentary list of 29 or more functionaries and participants in mysteries for Dionysos include: a winnowing-basket-bearer (liknaphoros​), a cowherd (boukolos​), a person in charge of the wine (kratēriarchos), a chief-initiate (archimystēs), a leader of the female bacchic devotees (archibassara), gallaroi (whose meaning and role is unclear), and a basket-bearer (kistaphoros).

Too fragmentary to translate.

Translation by: Harland

[․․․․․] Καρνεάδης Ἡρα[— — —] | [․․․․]δ{ο}ώρου {[— —]δώρου} λικναφόρος [— — —] | [․․․․]ΔΟΝΟϹΟΡΟ βουκόλος, ΦΑ[— — —] | ἔκδικος, Ποσειδώνις Ἑστιαί[ου — — —] || ΝΙΚΗΦΟϹ, Ἀλέξανδρος Ἀρισταινέτου | κρατηρία<ρχ>ος, Τέρτιος ΧΡΙΣΣΟΥ ἀρχιμύσ[της], | Ἑρμόδωρος ΕΛΟϹΟΥ, Διονύ[σις] Κασίου, | Πολύξενος καὶ ΠΙΑΡΑΝ[— —]ΙΩΝ οἱ Ἀπολλω|νίου, Δημήτρις Προτείμου, [Ἡρα]κλείδης || Παπᾶ, Κοδρᾶτος Ἡροφί<λ>ου, Ἀλέξαν|δρος, Ἀσκληπιόδοτος Τελε<σ>φόρου, Φιλό|τειμος [— — —], [Κ]άρπος Ἀλεξάνδρου, Διονυσό|[δω]ρος <Ἡρ>ακ<λ>είδου, Ὀνήσιμος Πω<λί>ωνος, Τα|τος(?) Γάιος Νεάνδρου, Ἔξοχ[ο]ς Ἑρμαφί||λου, Ζώπυρος Ἑρμοῦ, <Π>εῖος Ἁρποκράτου γάλ|<λ>αροι, Χ<ρή>στη Σατύρου ἀρχιβασσάρα, Βακ<χ>|ὶς Μύρωνος κισταφόρος, Τρηστίσσιμος Τελε<σ>|φόρου, Ἀπολλώνις Ἀρτεμιδώρου, Λουκίσαν|δρος Ἀπολλωνίου, Τηλέμαχος Πασ[— —, ὁ δεῖνα] || [Ἄν]δρωνος, ΓΕΝΕΜΗϹ Ἡροφίλου, Σωζομενὸς | ΙΩΥϹΧ, Ἀ<π>ελλῆς <καὶ> Κορνοῦτος οἱ Κορνούτου | [— — —]

IGBulg I 401: Facsimile from CIG.
Public domain.

Item added: July 1, 2013
Item modified: September 24, 2020
ID number: 13940
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