|i.||Geographical area||Attica with Salamis|
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CAPInv. 266: U-ATT-015
|i.||Association with unknown name||U-ATT-015|
|i.||Date(s)||325 - 275 BC|
IV. NAME AND TERMINOLOGY
thiasos: IG II2 1275, l. 6
koinon: IG II2 1275, l. 17
It is not clear whether thiasos describes the organized entity of thiasotai or thiasotai as a religious community wider than the organized koinon, see Arnaoutoglou 2003: 65-7.
|i.||Source(s)||IG II2 1275 (325-275 BC)|
Ed. pr.: ABSA 13: 328-38
Other publications: Michel no. 1549; LSGS 126 (SEG 21: 534); GRA I 8; AGRW 13
|Online Resources||IG II2 1275 and AGRW ID 3059|
|i.a.||Source type(s)||Epigraphic source(s)|
|i.b.||Document(s) typology & language/script||Fragmentary Greek decision of the group called law (νόμος, nomos, ll. 12-13) setting the rules (in the survivng part) to attend the funeral of a deceased member and to provide aid to co-members in need.|
|i.c.||Physical format(s)||Marble stele broken on top measuring 0.206x0.36m.|
|ii.||Source(s) provenance||Found in Piraeus, acquired by the British Museum in 1906.|
|iii.||Members||The members of the group are called θιασῶται, thiasotai, ll. 3-4, 13, 15.|
|vi.||Laws and rules||Law (νόμος, nomos, ll. 12-13).|
|vii.||Judicial system||In case of non-observance of the rules, any member of the association who wishes to do so may prosecute the transgressor and the association will have the right ot impose any penalty it sees fit, ll. 12-17 (entrenchment clause).|
The members of the associations have the obligation to attend the funeral of deceased members, once it is announced (ll. 4-7) and also to provide mutual help to other members and all their friends once they suffer injustice, ll. 7-9.
For a similar wording see SEG 56: 746 (Thessaloniki, beginning 3rd century AD; CAPInv. 804).
|iii.||Worship||There is a vague reference in l. 10 to gods (θεοί, theoi), to whom the membership should display their piety.|
|i.||Comments||There is no clear evidence in the inscription that this is a cult association, but it is very likely, due to the designation of the group.|
Arnaoutoglou, I. (2003), Thusias heneka kai sunousias. Private religious associations in Hellenistic Athens. Athens.
Baslez, M.-F. (2006), ‘Entraide et mutualisme dans les associations des cités grecques à l’époque hellénistique’, in M. Molin (ed.), Les régulations sociales dans l’antiquité (Actes du colloque d’Angers 23 et 24 mai 2003), Rennes: 157-70. (SEG 56: 2070)
Ismard, P. (2010), La cité des réseaux. Athènes et ses associations VIe – Ier siècle av. J.-C. Paris: 356.
Mikalson, J. (1998), Religion in Hellenistic Athens. Los Angeles: 150.
Pakkanen, P. (1996), Interpreting early Hellenistic religion. A study based on the mystery cult of Demeter and the cult of Isis. Helsinki. (SEG 46: 2363)
|Note||The association displays all the hallmarks of a private association: distinct name, membership, organization, property and durability.|