|i.||Geographical area||Western Greece with the Ionian Islands|
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CAPInv. 1101: hoi technitai
|i.||Full name (original language)||
οἱ τεχνῖται (IG IX.12.4 798, l. 4 et passim)
|ii.||Full name (transliterated)||hoi technitai|
IV. NAME AND TERMINOLOGY
|i.||Source(s)||IG IX.12.4 798 (b. 229 BC)|
|Note||Ed.pr.: IG IX.1 694|
IG IX.1 694
|i.a.||Source type(s)||Epigraphic source(s)|
|i.b.||Document(s) typology & language/script||IG IX.12.4 798 is a compendious Greek inscription. It consists of: (1) a foundation act (ll. 1-38), the donation (dosis) of Aristomenes and Psylla of 120 Corinthian mines to the polis (to be lent to interest) for the remuneration of theatre actors (ll. 19-25); (2) a decree (dogma) of the boule of Corcyra about the administration of the money received (ll. 39-146). Cf. Pappas 1996 and Migeotte 2010. The first copy of the (lost) inscription (ed. pr.) contains many mistakes: cf. SEG 61: 409.|
|i.c.||Physical format(s)||Limestone stele. No details: lost.|
τεχνῖται technitai (IG IX.12.4 798, ll. 4, 6, 16, 24, 26-27, 29, 31-32, 35, 41, 80, 83, 88, 90, 91, 108, 130, 133, 136-137)
αὐληταί, auletai (IG IX.12.4 798, ll. 20, 85)
τραγωιδοί, tragoidoi (IG IX.12.4 798, ll. 21, 86)
κωμοιδοί, komoidoi (IG IX.12.4 798, ll. 21, 86)
For details, see field VIII.iii: Income, below.
|iv.||Officials||ἐργολάβοι, ergolaboi (IG IX.12.4 798, l. 32)|
Payments will not be made if the artists will not travel to Corcyra.
See field VIII.iii: Income, below.
VIII. PROPERTY AND POSSESSIONS
According to the donation (ll. 20-24) and the decree (ll. 82-89), the artists will be paid for a total of 50 mines: 3 auletai, 3 tragodoi, 3 komodoi. In addition, they will receive allowances accommodation and subsistence (siteresia).
|Note||It is supposed that members were only male.|
|ii.||Meetings and events||Biennial theatrical agones at the Dionysia in Corcyra (ll. 27, 135).|
|iii.||Worship||A festival of Dionysos (Dionysia) is founded in Corcyra (ll. 16-17). Migeotte 2010: 64 thinks that the polis wanted to revitalize an existing festival.|
Interaction with the officials of the polis: agonothetes (ll. 16, 23, 81, 87, 94); archontes (ll. 22, 80). Cf. Aneziri 2007: 81, n. 63. The male donor, Aristomenes, is the eponymous prytanis of Corcyra and the female donor, Psylla, probably his wife: cf. Migeotte 2010: 63.
|ii.||Interaction abroad||The technitai came from outside Corcyra. However, their exact origin is unknown.|
|i.||Comments||Migeotte 2010 estimates that the investment plan voted by the polis (loans of the amount initially donated) were to last five years. The interest rate is supposed to be 16%.|
Aneziri, S. (2007), ‘The Organisation of Music Contests in the Hellenistic Period and Artists' Participation’, in P. Wilson (ed.), The Greek Theatre and Festivals. Oxford: 67-84.
Migeotte, L. (2010), ‘La fondation d'Aristoménès et Psylla à Corcyre: dispositions administratives et financières’, Studi ellenistici 24: 63-9.
Pappas, T.G. (1996), Θεατρικές παραστάσεις στην αρχαία Κέρκυρα. Ίδρυση των Διονυσίων. Athens.
|Note||The activity of the Dionysian technitai elsewhere as a private association is well known.|