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Author: Andreas Victor Walser

CAPInv. 1960: to koinon ton peri ton Dionysos techniton


i. Geographical area Western Asia Minor
ii. Region Ionia
iii. Site Magnesia on the Maeander


i. Full name (original language) τὸ κοινὸν τῶν περὶ τὸν Διόνυσον τεχνιτῶν (I.Magnesia 54 and 89, passim)
ii. Full name (transliterated) to koinon ton peri ton Dionysos techniton


i. Date(s) 206 (?) / 205


ii. Name elements
Professional:τεχνῖται, technitai, ("artists")
Theophoric:περὶ τὸν Διόνυσον, peri ton Dionysos, ("Dionysian")
iii. Descriptive terms κοινόν, koinon (I.Magnesia 54-55, passim)
σύνοδος, synodos (I.Magnesia 54 l. 37; 55 ll. 35; 70)
Note κοινόν, koinon: I.Magnesia 54 and 89, passim
σύνοδος, synodos: I.Magnesia 54 l. 37; 89 ll. 35, 70


i. Source(s) i) I.Magnesia 54
ii) I.Magnesia 89
Note I.Magnesia 54 (Rigsby, Asylia, 245-246 no. 103; Le Guen 2001: TE 40; Aneziri 2003: D8)
I.Magnesia 89 (Le Tuen 2001: TE 41; Aneziri 2003: D9)
Online Resources I.Magnesia 54
I.Magnesia 89 ll. 1-51
I.Magnesia 89 ll. 52-87
i.a. Source type(s) Epigraphic source(s)
i.b. Document(s) typology & language/script i) Decree of the association of the Dionysiac artists
ii) Decree of the polis Magnesia

i.c. Physical format(s) The inscriptions are part of a group of documents concerning the acceptance of the Leukophryena as a penteteric festival that is inscribed on a wall of the south-west porticus on the agora of Magnesia
ii. Source(s) provenance Magnesia on the Maeander


i. Comments On the dating of the inscriptions that certainly belong to the end of the third c. BC see the short remarks by Aneziri 2003: 381.
iii. Bibliography Aneziri, S. (2003), Die Vereine der dionysischen Techniten im Kontext der hellenistischen Gesellschaft: Untersuchungen zur Geschichte, Organisation und Wirkung der hellenistischen Technitenvereine. Stuttgart.
Le Guen, B. (2001), Les associations de technites dionysiaques à l’époque hellénistique. Paris.


i. Private association Certain
Note The Dionysiac artists were a special phenomenon, at times acting as a separate state. They can nevertheless be labelled a private association.