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Author: Alexandru Avram

CAPInv. 1165: U-THR-014


i. Geographical area Thrace
ii. Region Euxine Coast
iii. Site Callatis


i. Association with unknown name U-THR-014


i. Date(s) 199 - 211 AD


i. Source(s) I.Kallatis 73 (AD 199-211).
Online Resources I.Kallatis 73,A
I.Kallatis 73,B and AGRW ID 20678
i.a. Source type(s) Epigraphic source(s)
i.b. Document(s) typology & language/script Face A: Greek dedication to emperor Septimius Severus and his family followed by the names of the members (ὀνόματ[α], onomata, l. 6) of the association (but the stone being broken, no name is preserved).
Face B: fragmentary list of the members of the association.
i.c. Physical format(s) Fragmentary opisthograph marble stele.


ii. Leadership The anonymous leader was called κοινοσώστης, koinosostes (see XII.i) (l. 1).
iii. Members L. 1 of face B seems to allow the restoration of the hoi peri formula in the possible name for the members.
iv. Officials Beitrasis Paridos ἔκ(δικος), ek(dikos) (l. 2).
Two γραμματεῖς, grammateis (ll. 3 and 5-6).


i. Number The exact number of members is not preserved due to the fragmentary state of the inscription: there were more than nine members, some of them mentioned with offices or honorific titles, but only one name is fully preserved (Beitrasis [i.e. Vitrasius] Paridos: I.Kallatis 73 B, l. 2).
ii. Gender Men
Note The few names of members and officials are male names.
iii. Age Adults
iv. Status A γυμνασίαρχ(ος), gymnasiarch(os) (a public official) was member of the association) (l. 4).


i. Local interaction The membership of a γυμνασίαρχ(ος), gymnasiarch(os), may suggest activities in the gymnasium. At any rate, the close relation of (some) of the group's members with the city gymnasium.


i. Comments The κοινοσώστης, koinosostes (new Greek word; see also, through restoration, I.Tomis 23, l. 8 = CAPInv. 1191; perhaps also I.Tomis 17, l. 19 = CAPInv. 1188, and I.Tomis 19, l. B.5 = CAPInv. 1190, all from Tomis) has been interpreted as 'savior of the κοινόν, koinon' (i.e. of the koinon of the West Pontos community, Ἑξάπολις, Hexapolis, later Πεντάπολις, Pentapolis). But it also could be an honorific title in the association.
iii. Bibliography Avram, A. (1992-1994), ‘Ein neues griechisches Wort: κοινοσώστης’, StudClas 28-30: 121-3.


i. Private association Certain
Note The terminology points to a private association.