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Author: Georgios Zachos

CAPInv. 1051: Dionysiakoi technitai ep I[onias kai Hellespontou]


i. Geographical area Central Greece
ii. Region Phokis
iii. Site Delphi


i. Full name (original language) Διονυσιακοί τεχνίται ἐπ’ Ἰ[ωνίας καί Ἑλλησπόντου] (FD III2, 134, ll. A20-1); (FD III3, 218, l B7)
ii. Full name (transliterated) Dionysiakoi technitai ep I[onias kai Hellespontou]


i. Date(s) 235 - 202 BC


i. Name in other forms Koinon of the Artists of Κοινὸν τῶν περὶ τὸν Διόνυσον τεχνιτῶν τῶν ἐπ’ Ἰωνίας καί Ἑλλησπόντου καὶ περὶ τὸν Καθηγεμόνα Διόνυσον, Koinon ton peri ton Dionyson techniton ton ep Ionias kai Hellespontou kai peri ton Kathegemona Dionyson (after 188 BC) (see below) or τὸ κοινόν τῶν περὶ τόν Διόνυσων τεχνιτῶν τῶν ἐπ᾽ Ἰωνίας καὶ Ἑλλησπόντου καὶ τῶν περὶ τὸν καθηγεμόνα Διόνυσον, to koinon ton peri ton Dionyson techniton ton ep' Ionias kai Hellespontou kai ton peri ton kathegemona Dionyson, (cf. CAPInv. 175 CAPInv. 178)
ii. Name elements
Cultic:Cult of Dionysos
On Dionysos Kathegemon cf. CAPInv. 175, CAPInv. 178.
Geographical:Ionia and Hellespont
Professional:technitai: artists participating in dramatic performance
iii. Descriptive terms Koinon


i. Source(s) 1)FD III3, 218 (235 BC)
2)FD III2, 134 (205-202 BC)
Note Other editions
1)SIG 507; IG IX2, 175; Le Guen: TE 38; Aneziri: T1.
2)SGDI 2530, 2675; SIG(3), 564-5; Rigsby, Asylia, nos. 32-34
Online Resources FD III3, 218
FD III2, 134
i.a. Source type(s) Epigraphic source(s)
i.b. Document(s) typology & language/script 1)Aetolian decree granted asphaleia and asylia to the guild.
2)Three decrees (Aitolians, Delphic Amphictiony, Delphi) granted asylia to the city and the territory of Teos and personal asylia to the Teians, as well as to the Dionysian technitai who participated in the festival in Teos. Copies of the decrees were erected both in Delphi and Teos
i.c. Physical format(s) 1)Fragmentary pedimental stele
2)The inward face of the north anta of the Athenian Treasury
ii. Source(s) provenance 1)Sanctuary of Apollo
2)Athenian Treasury in Delphi


i. Archaeological remains Athenian Treasury


iii. Members Members are called technitai


ii. Gender Men
iii. Age Adults


ii. Meetings and events Participate in Dionysia in Teos and Pergamon
Deities worshipped Dionysos
iv. Honours/Other activities 1)Asphaleia and asylia
2)Asylia, philanthropa and timia in Delphi; asylia and access to the court in Aetolia.


ii. Interaction abroad They acted together with the technitai of Isthmos and Nemea according to the decree of 235 BC.
The technitai possibly acted as envoys of Teos in the Greek cities in late 3rd c. BC, asking the privileges of asylia for the city and its citizens (cf. the official emissaries to Samothrace, IG XII
8, 163).
They joined the association of Dionysos technitai of Pergamon after 188 BC.


i. Comments The seat of the Association was in Teos from mid 3rd c. to 146 BC but due to a dispute with the city they moved to Myonessos and then to Lebedos.
The envoy matter indicates the intervention of the association in public affairs.
ii. Poland concordance Poland Δ 10a
iii. Bibliography Rigsby, K. (1996), Asylia. Berkeley, 281ff, esp. 292-296.
Aneziri, S. (2009), ‘World travellers: the associations of Artists of Dionysos’, in Hunter, R. and Rutherford, I. (eds), Wandering Poets in Ancient Greek Culture, Cambridge: 220.
Bussières, D. (2010), Les associations de technites dionysiaques et l'organisation des concours à l'époque hellénistique, M.A. Thesis. Quebec, 19-25
Jacquemin, A., Mulliez, D., and Rougemont G. (2012), Choix d’inscriptions de Delphes, traduites et commentées, Ėtudes Ėpigraphiques 5, Athénes: 169-174, no. 86-88, cf. 137 no. 68.


i. Private association Certain
Note Cf. CAPInv. 175 CAPInv. 178