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Author: Alexandru Avram

CAPInv. 1313: thiasitai


i. Geographical area Black Sea Region
ii. Region North coast of the Black Sea
iii. Site Gorgippia


i. Full name (original language) θιασῖται (CIRB 1133, l. 3; SEG 36: 794, l. 5)
ii. Full name (transliterated) thiasitai


i. Date(s) 173 - 211 AD


i. Source(s) CIRB 1133 (AD 173-211, if not strictly AD 191 [Jajlenko 2010: 613]).
SEG 36: 704 (l. ii - e. iii AD).
Online Resources CIRB 1133
SEG 36: 704
i.a. Source type(s) Epigraphic source(s)
i.b. Document(s) typology & language/script Fragmentary Greek records of an association of unknown nature.
i.c. Physical format(s) CIRB 1133: three not joining fragments of a marble stele.
SEG 36: 704: small fragment of a marble stele.
ii. Source(s) provenance Gorgippia


ii. Leadership συναγωγός, synagogos (CIRB 1133, l. 4; SEG 36: 794, l. 5).


i. Number More than 11, as rests of at least 11 names (highly probably with patronymics) of members are preserved on the fragments of CIRB 1133. SEG 36: 794 preserves only the preamble.
ii. Gender Men
Note The preserved names are male names.
iii. Age Adults


i. Comments V.P. Jajlenko (2010: 613) remarks the letter H at the place where the date of CIRB 1133 is expected: therefore, he restores [υπ]η, [yp]e = 488 year of the Bosporan era = AD 191.
Both documents mention a συναγωγός, synagogos, at the head of the association (contrary to CAPInv. 1310, where we have a ἱερεύς, hiereus, and a συναγωγός, synagogos). Therefore, we consider them two different associations.
iii. Bibliography Boltunova, A.I. (1986), ‘Nadpisi Gorgippii iz nakhodok 1971-1981 gg. [Inscriptions from Gorgippia from the Finds of the Years 1971-1981]’, VDI 1: 49 no. 4.
Jajlenko, V.P. (2010): Tysjacheletnij Bosporskij Rejkh [A Thousand Year Bosporan Reich (sic)]. Moscow: 612-3.
Zavojkina, N.V. (2012), Bosporskie fiasy: mezhdu polisom i monarkhiej [Bosporan Thiasoi: Between Polis and Monarchy]. Moscow: 85-6.


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