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Author: Ilias Arnaoutoglou

CAPInv. 237: orge]ones hoi peri ten S[---]


i. Geographical area Attica with Salamis
ii. Region Attica
iii. Site Athens (?)


i. Full name (original language) ὀργε]ῶνες οἱ περὶ τὴν Σ[---] (IG II2 1351, ll. 2-3)
ii. Full name (transliterated) orge]ones hoi peri ten S[---]


i. Date(s) 162 / 163 AD


ii. Name elements
Theophoric:hoi peri ten S[---] with a lost name of a goddess (possibly the Syrian goddess)?


i. Source(s) IG II2 1351
Note Ed. pr.: An.Ép 1905: 251 no. 15.
Cf. SEG 41: 104. BE 1994, no. 315.
Online Resources IG II2 1351
i.a. Source type(s) Epigraphic source(s)
i.b. Document(s) typology & language/script Decision of the group to inscribe the names of its members? Written in Greek.
i.c. Physical format(s) Inscribed marble column, measuring 0,57x0,29m. To the left of the inscription a door post with a pediment was painted.
ii. Source(s) provenance Of unknown origin, now in the Epigraphical Museum, EM 8113.


i. Comments Wilhelm 1905: 252 supplies the reading τῶν περὶ Σ---, while he recognizes the other possibilities (a lunate letter that could have been an O or Θ). Baslez 2004: 106 n.6, building on Wilhelm's reading, suggests that the name of the group could include the name of a goddess and that the deity may have been the Syrian Goddess.
ii. Poland concordance Poland A6D
iii. Bibliography Baslez, M.-F. (2004), ‘Les notables entre eux. Recherches sur les associations d’Athènes à l’époque romaine’ in Follet, S. (ed.), L’Hellénisme d’époque romaine: Nouveaux documents, nouvelles approches (Ier s. a.C. – IIIe s. p.C.) (Actes du colloque international à la mémoire de Louis Robert, Paris, 7-8 juillet 2000). Paris: 105-20.
Byrne, S. (2003), Roman citizen of Athens. Leiden: 522.
Pakkanen, P. (1996), Interpreting early Hellenistic religion. A study based on the mystery cult of Demeter and the cult of Isis. Helsinki.


i. Private association Probable
Note The descriptive term orgeones and the fact that a joint decision to inscribe the names of members is recorded on stone strongly suggest that this is a private association.