|i.||Geographical area||Western Asia Minor|
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CAPInv. 1916: to koinon ton temenizonton tei Aphroditei kai toi Apolloni toi Didymei
|i.||Full name (original language)||τὸ κοινὸν τῶν τεμενιζόντων τῆι Ἀφροδίτηι καὶ τῶι Ἀπόλλωνι τῶι Διδυμεῖ (I.Didyma 486 ll. 3-5)|
|ii.||Full name (transliterated)||to koinon ton temenizonton tei Aphroditei kai toi Apolloni toi Didymei|
|i.||Date(s)||194 / 193 BC|
IV. NAME AND TERMINOLOGY
|iii.||Descriptive terms||κοινόν, koinon|
For improved readings cf. Herrmann 1980: 223-224 (SEG 30.1285).
Photo in Tuchelt 1973: Tafel 13.
|Online Resources||I.Didyma 486.|
|i.a.||Source type(s)||Epigraphic source(s)|
|i.b.||Document(s) typology & language/script||Fragmentary honorary decree of an association for a man|
|i.c.||Physical format(s)||Fragment of a stele of white marble|
|ii.||Source(s) provenance||Didyma, found in 1911 in the modern village|
ἡιρημένοι ἄνδρες, heiremenoi andres (I.Didyma 486 l. 5)
ταμίαι, tamiai (I.Didyma 486 ll. 23-24)
Four 'elected men' were proposing the decree; there may have been five in total if the honorand himself was a member of this board; other functions of these officials are not known.
The tamiai were treasurers, probably responsible for the χρυσονομία, chrysonomia. In other Milesian associations, the treasurer was called χρυσονόμος, chrysonomos (cf. Robert 1959: 669).
|Known practice of appointment||As the name says, the ἡιρημένοι ἄνδρες, heiremenoi andres, were appointed by election.|
VIII. PROPERTY AND POSSESSIONS
The decree seems to mention several plots of land. One or two were probably donated by the honorand to the association (ll. 13-22), a third was maybe acquired by him for the koinon.
It is not clear, for what purpose this land was used. The name of the association suggests that they were used to create a temenos for Aphrodite and Apollon.
|iii.||Income||The decree mentions "the income of the association" (τὰς τοῦ κοινοῦ προσόδους, tas tou koinou prosodous) that were augmented by the honorand.|
The designation of the members as hoi temnizontes and the gods listed in its name demonstrate the association's religious character.
A. Rehm (ad I.Didyma 486) saw in the temenizontes a "Verein zur Errichtung einer Kultstätte". It seems, however, likely that the members of this (and the other similar associations) were not (or not only) involved in the establishment of a temenos but rather in its maintenance in the cultic service more generally.
|iv.||Honours/Other activities||The associations honor a Milesian, who was most probably a member of the association himself. Rehm (ad I. Didyma 486) characterizes him as the spiritus rector of the association but that is speculation.|
|i.||Comments||On groups of temenizontes, Temenitai in Miletus in general cf. CAPInv. 998.|
Herrmann, P. (1980), 'Urkunden milesischer Temenitai', MDAI(I) 30: 223-239.
Robert, L. (1959), Review of Didyma. 2. Teil: Die Inschriften, Gnomon 31: 657-674.
Tuchelt, K. (1973), Vorarbeiten zu einer Topographie von Didyma (Istanbuler Mitteilungen Bh 9). Tübingen.
|Note||The terminology (koinon) and the religious character suggests a private association.|