|i.||Geographical area||Aegean Islands|
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CAPInv. 1837: thiasou [A]thenaistai [t]on syn Kephaloni toi Agathonos neoteroi
|i.||Full name (original language)||θιάσου [Ἀ]θ̣ηναϊστᾶν [τ]ῶν σὺν Κεφάλωνι τῶι Ἀγάθωνος νεωτέρῳ (IG XII.4 2792, lines 2-6)|
|ii.||Full name (transliterated)||thiasou [A]thenaistai [t]on syn Kephaloni toi Agathonos neoteroi|
|i.||Date(s)||100 BC - 100 AD|
IV. NAME AND TERMINOLOGY
thiasos (θιάσου, line 1)
The term both refers specifically to a cultic group and, more widely, to a collectivity.
IG XII.4 2792 (copy 1) and 2793 (more fragmentary copy, 2).
Copy 2: Fragmentary copy of the same text on another, seemingly contemporaneous boundary stone.
Copy 1: Segre, I. Cos EF 399; Tsouli 2013: no. 637c with ph.
Copy 2: Segre, I. Cos EF 400, with ph.; SEG 57.781.
Cf. also Maillot 2013: no. 20.
PHI: EF 399
Harland, AGRW 11670
Cf. also: PHI: EF 400
Harland, AGRW 11713
|i.a.||Source type(s)||Epigraphic source(s)|
|i.b.||Document(s) typology & language/script||
Boundary stones of a burial plot. Greek.
1- Cippus of white marble, with base meant to be inserted into the ground.
2 - Cippus of white marble, broken above.
1- Found in the city of Kos, built into a wall.
2 - Found during demolition work in the city of Kos.
VI. BUILT AND VISUAL SPACE
|ii.||References to buildings/objects||The point of reference of the boundary stone (ὅρος, line 1) is unclear, but was perhaps meant to refer to burial plots, thekaia, as we find in other text (cf. e.g. CAPI no. 1826).|
Kephalon the younger son of Agathon (lines 3-6).
This individual, mentioned in the name of the association, is either its founder or its leader.
|iii.||Worship||See above IV.ii.|
S. Maillot (2013), 'Les associations à Cos', in P. Hamon and P. Fröhlich (eds.), Groupes et associations dans les cités grecques, Geneva: 199-226.
M. Segre (2007), Iscrizioni di Cos, Epigrafi funerarie, Rome.
C. Tsouli, Ταφικὰ και επιτάφια μνημεία της Κω, diss. Athens 2013.
|Note||Little is known about this association and its context. But simply on the basis of its name and by comparison with other highly similar boundary stones of the burial plots of associations found near the city of Kos (more than 50 in number, cf. e.g. CAPI no. 1826), we can be confident that it constituted a private association.|