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Author: Sophia Zoumbaki

CAPInv. 476: thiasos


i. Geographical area Peloponnese with Adjacent Islands
ii. Region Corinthia
iii. Site Corinth


i. Full name (original language) θίασος (Corinth 8.3 308, l. 6)
ii. Full name (transliterated) thiasos


i. Date(s) ii - iii AD


iii. Descriptive terms θίασος, thiasos
Note thiasos: Corinth 8.3 308, l. 6


i. Source(s) Corinth 8.3 308 (ii-iii AD)
Note AGRW 26
Online Resources Corinth 8.3 308 and CAPInv. 2285
i.a. Source type(s) Epigraphic source(s)
i.b. Document(s) typology & language/script As far as the fragmentary text in Greek allows us to conclude, the inscription is a law or a statute, possibly of an association (cf. l. 8: οὐκ ἐξέσται, ouk exestai).
i.c. Physical format(s) A fragment of the left edge of a marble slab.
ii. Source(s) provenance It was found in the west end of the South Stoa in Corinth.


vi. Laws and rules Although the text is extremely fragmentary, the phrase οὐκ ἐξέσται δ[ὲ - - -], ouk exestai d[e - - -], in l. 8 allows us to consider it as a law or the statute of a thiasos. The details cannot be easily restored. The words ἔρχεσ̣θ̣[αι (?)], erchesth[ai (?)], and ἡλίου δυο[μένου (?)], heliou duo[menou (?)], in ll. 1 and 2 respectively, perhaps reflect the regulation of access to some place, where the time of sunset is regarded as a limit. It is not clear, what the role of the agoranomos (mentioned in l. 5) exactly was and whether the word τειμή (l. τιμή) time, in l. 7 is to be understood as "fine", "price", "honour" or "worship". The fact that οὐκ ἐξέσται δ[ὲ ---], ouk exestai d[e - - -], in l. 8 extents one letter space into the left margin of the text, gives the impression of the introduction of a new article of the law.


i. Private association Probable
Note The fragmentary state of the inscription hampers any certain conclusions. The facts that the word thiasos is mentioned and the text seems to be a law or a regulation, does not exclude the possibility to connect it with a private association.