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Author: Benedikt Eckhardt

CAPInv. 514: hoi peri ten geitoniasin tou ch[o]rou Aureliou Antiochous Papa kleronomoi


i. Geographical area Western Asia Minor
ii. Region Phrygia
iii. Site Orkistos


i. Full name (original language) οἱ περὶ τὴν γειτονίασιν τοῦ χ[ώ]ρου Ἀυρ. Ἀντιόχου Παπᾶ κληρονόμοι (IGR IV 548, ll. 1-4)
ii. Full name (transliterated) hoi peri ten geitoniasin tou ch[o]rou Aureliou Antiochous Papa kleronomoi


i. Date(s) 212 - iii AD


ii. Name elements
Personal:Personal name
Topographical:geitonia, choros


i. Source(s) IGR IV 548 (212 - iii AD)
Note See also:
Online Resources IGR IV 548
AGRW ID# 6280
i.a. Source type(s) Epigraphic source(s)
i.b. Document(s) typology & language/script Dedicatory inscription, greek
ii. Source(s) provenance Alikel


iv. Honours/Other activities The association, together with another individual and "all the phratores around them", dedicates the monument to "the god" for the victory of an unknown emperor.


i. Comments The inscription poses some problems, because the Greek is constructed in an unusual way. The dedicants are mentioned in the following way: οἱ περὶ τὴν γειτονίασιν τοῦ χ[ώ]ρου Αὐρ. Ἀντιόχου Παπᾶ κληρονόμοι καὶ {καὶ} Αὐρ. Ἀπελλᾶς Ἀλεξάνδρου μετὰ καὶ πάντων τῶν {τῶν} περὶ αὐτοὺς φρατόρων, hoi peri geitoniasin tou ch[o]rou Aurelius Papas son of Antiochus kleronomoi kai {kai} Aurelius Apellas son of Alexandros meta kai panton ton {ton} peri autous phratoron (ll. 1-10). I take hoi peri ... kleronomoi as the first subject: a group of people living and/or working on the territory of Aurelius Papas, son of Antiochus. The second subject would then be the second individual named, Aurelius Apellas son of Alexandros. The third subject would be "all the phratores" around them (i.e. around the hoi peri-group).

It is important to note that Apellas is a nominative form, introduced by kai and thus separated from the first period, which ends with kleronomoi. I therefore do not believe that a) the territory in question belongs to both individuals (who do not seem to be related), or b) that the two individuals are the kleronomoi in question (as emerges from the translation by Harland, who, however, has to construe hoi peri ... as a genitive and leaves open what choros is meant).

I rather believe that one prominent person (the second individual named) is singled out from those living on that territory, and that phratores may refer to all of them or to a select group, the nature of which would then be unclear.
ii. Poland concordance Poland B *422A


i. Private association Possible
Note It is unclear whether or not this conglomeration of people living and/or working on a certain territory had a permanent structure.
ii. Historical authenticity Certain