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Author: Ilias Arnaoutoglou

CAPInv. 239: orgeones


i. Geographical area Attica with Salamis
ii. Region Attica
iii. Site Keratea (modern toponym) in Mesogaia


i. Full name (original language) ὀργεῶνες (IG II3 (4) (1) 644 l. 1)
ii. Full name (transliterated) orgeones


i. Date(s) l. iv BC


ii. Name elements


i. Source(s) IG II3 (4) (1) 644 (l. iv BC)
Note Ed. pr.: Bulletin dell'Istituto 1841, 87-88.
Other publications: Ross 1846, 93 no. 157. (APMA 2, 33 no. 162); Lueders no. 25; Michel no. 1004; IG II2 2355; Riethmüller 2005, II 36 no. 12.
Cf. BE 1987, no. 573.
Online Resources IG II2 2355 and AGRW ID 23201
IG II3 (4) (1) 644 English translation
i.a. Source type(s) Epigraphic source(s)
i.b. Document(s) typology & language/script Greek dedication to the god Asklepios, followed by a list of members.
i.c. Physical format(s) There are conflicting reports about the original shape of the monument (square block?, altar?, a base for offerings: see the discussion in Humphreys 2007: 65.
ii. Source(s) provenance Seen in the church of Hagios Demetrios in the area of Megale Avle, to the northwest of modern Keratea. Today is considered lost.


ii. Gender Men
Note Sixteen names.
iii. Age Adults
iv. Status All are citizens, members of the deme of Prospalta.
v. Relations All members seem to belong to c. 6 different families, on the basis of their patronymics, see already Ferguson 1944: 91 and in more detail Humphreys 2007: 74-5 with stemmata of the individuals mentioned.


iii. Worship The group set up a dedication in honour of Asclepius.
Deities worshipped Ἀσκληπιός, Asklepios, l. 1.


ii. Poland concordance Poland A5
iii. Bibliography Arnaoutoglou, I. (2011), ‘‘Ils étaient dans la ville, mais tout à fait en dehors de la cité’. Status and identity in private religious associations in Hellenistic Athens’ in van Nijf, O., and Alston, R. (eds.), Political culture in the Greek city after the classical age. Leuven: 27-48.
Byrne, S. (2008), ‘The dedication of the orgeones of Prospalta IG II2 2355’, in Matthaiou, A., and Polinskaya, Ir. (eds.), Μικρὸς Ἱερομνήμων. Μελέτες εἰς μνήμην Μ. Η. Jameson. Athens: 117-32.
Ferguson, W. (1944), ‘The Attic orgeones’, HThR 37: 61-140.
Humphreys, S. (2007), 'Notes on Attic prosopography', ZPE 160: 65-75.
Ismard, P. (2010), La cité des réseaux. Athènes et ses associations VIe – Ier siècle av. J.-C.. Paris: 257.
Jones, N. (1999), The associations of classical Athens. A response to democracy. New York: 251.
Mikalson, J. (1998), Religion in Hellenistic Athens. Los Angeles: 145.
Parker, R. (1996), Athenian religion. A history. Oxford.
Riethmüller, J. (2005), Asklepios. Heiligtuemer und Kulte. Heidelberg.
Ross, L. (1846), Die Demen von Attika und ihre Vertheilung unter die Phylen nach Inschriften. Halle.


i. Private association Certain
Note The association displays all the hallmarks of a private association: distinct name, membership, organization, property and durability.