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Membership List of Temenitai with an Aramaic Name (190 BCE) Miletos - Ionia

Miletos (Ionia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 190 BCE and later
IMilet 795 = Günther 1995, 47-53 (no. 1) = SEG 45 (1995), no. 1606 (with errors in the electronic edition) = AGRW ID# 12191


Slab of blue-gray marble found in 1993 in the necropolis on the Değirmentepe (inv. 1839; 95 x 54 x 9 cm). The original membership list from 190/189 BCE was supplemented by further names on two later occasions, with lines 16-17 likely added in the I BCE and lines 18-19 in the III CE (see notes to IMilet 795). The final two lines suggest reuse as a grave-stone. The name Sabion is most likely Aramaic (perhaps Israelite or Judean). There appears to be one female name in the list (Tryphera), unless this was inscribed in error and was meant to be Trypheros.

When Menekles was crown-bearer (i.e. eponymous official of Miletos) and Sosipater was treasurer of the god, these members of the sanctuary-association (temenitai) were gathered together: Diodoros son of Apollonios, Apatourios son of Demetrios, Demetrios son of Apatourios, Epaphroditos son of Serapion, Apollonios son of Epaphrodeitos, Alexandros son of Agathios, Sabion son of Alexandros, Tryphera daughter (?) of Apollonios, Nikephoros son of Soterichos, Hermogenes son of Menekrates, Doros son of Apollonios, Athenaios son of Sarapion, Epaphroditos son of Apollonios, Athenaios son of Philippos.

(further down in larger letters) Tryphon Apollonios (?) son of Apollonios, farewell.

Translation by: Harland

[Ἐ]πὶ στεφανηφόρου Μενεκλήου[ς], | χ[ρ]υσονομοῦντος Σωσιπάτρου, | οἵδε συνήχθησαν τεμενῖται· | Διόδωρος Ἀπολλωνίου || Ἀπατούριος Δημητρίου | Δημήτριος Ἀπατουρίου | Ἐπαφρόδιτος Σεραπίωνος | Ἀπολλώνιος Ἐπαφροδείτου | Ἀλέξανδρος Ἀγαθίου || Σαβίων νν Ἀλεξάνδρου | Τρυφέρα vac. Ἀπολλώνίου | Νικηφόρος vac. Σωτηρίχου | Ἑρμογένης νac. Μενεκράτου | Δῶρος νac. Ἀπολλωνίου || Ἀθήναιος νac. Σαραπίωνος | Ἐπαφρ<ό>διτος vac. Ἀπολλωνίου | Ἀθήναιος Φιλίππου |

{further down in larger letters:} Τρύφων Ἀπολλωνίου | Ἀσκληπιάδης Ἀπολλωνίου, | Ἀπ[ο]λ[λώνιος ?] | χα̣ῖ̣[ρ]ε.

Item added: May 15, 2013
Item modified: December 8, 2015
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