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Author: Ilias Arnaoutoglou

CAPInv. 288: oikos


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


i. Full name (original language) οἶκος (Agora 16 324, l. 2; Agora 16 325, l. 7)
ii. Full name (transliterated) oikos


i. Date(s) 112 - 110 BC


ii. Name elements


i. Source(s) Agora XVI 324 (112/1 BC)
Agora XVI 325 (111/0 BC)
Note Ed. pr. Hesperia 30 (1961) 229 nos. 28-29.
Other publications: SEG 21: 535-536.
Cf. BE 1962, no. 107.
Online Resources Agora XVI 324
Agora XVI 325
i.a. Source type(s) Epigraphic source(s)
i.b. Document(s) typology & language/script Greek honorific decrees a) for someone who has exercised duties of guardian of laws (Agora XVI 324) and b) for a priest (Agora XVI 325).
i.c. Physical format(s) Agora XVI 324: Fragment of a marble stele preserving its left side, measuring 0,145x0,185m.
Agora XVI 325: Upper left part of a pedimental marble stele, measuring 0,235x0,16m.
ii. Source(s) provenance Agora XVI 324: Found to the east of the Middle Stoa in the Athenian Agora, I 6282.
Agora XVI 324: Found in a late Roman context south-west of the Market Squ., Agora I 6108.


ii. Leadership There is only a heavily restored reference to an individual whose name follows that of the polis' eponymous archon.
Eponymous office Agora XVI 324, ll. 2-3: ἐ̣[ν] δ̣[ὲ] τῶι οἴκωι Ν[․․c.8․․․ τοῦ Ἀπολ]/[λωνίου Ἀ]λεξανδρέως, e[n] d[e] toi oikoi N[--- tou Apolloniou A]lexandreos.
iv. Officials Guardian of laws (νομοφύλαξ, nomophylax, Agora XVI 324, l. 6), on the magistracy see Poland 1909: 404.
Priest (ἱερεύς, hiereus, Agora XVI 325, l. 7).


ii. Gender Men
Note Names of three male individuals are preserved, although only fragmentarily.
iii. Age Adults
iv. Status Probably all foreigners.


i. Assemblies The association held monthly meetings called main assemblies (ἀγορᾶι κυρίαι, agorai kyriai, Agora XVI 324, ll. 3-4; Agora XVI 325, ll. 3-4) on the twentieth day of the month Skirophorion (June/July) on the premises of the group.
iii. Worship The association's priest performed sacrifices (θυσίαι, thysiai, Agora XVI 325, ll. 9-10).
Deities worshipped Μεγάλοι Θεοί, Megaloi Theoi, Agora XVI 325, l. 8.
Ἀ[φροδίτη?], A[phrodite], Agora XVI 325, l. 8.


i. Comments Agora XVI 324: Passed in the archonship of Dionysios ho meta Paramonon.
Agora XVI 325: Passed in the archonship of Sosikrates.
iii. Bibliography Mikalson, J. (1998), Religion in Hellenistic Athens. Los Angeles: 277.
Parker, R. (1996), Athenian religion. A history. Oxford: 341.
Robert, L. (1969), ‘Inscriptions d'Athenes et de la Grece centrale’, An.Ép.: 7-14 no. 2.
Poland, F. (1909), Geschichte des griechischen Vereinswesens. Leipzig.
Tracy, S. (1990), Attic letter-cutters of 229 to 86 B.C.. Berkeley: 201-3.
Vélissaropoulos, J. (1980), Les nauclères grecs. Recherches sur les institutions maritimes en Grèce et dans l’Orient hellénisé. Genève: 104-6.


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