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Author: Ilias Arnaoutoglou

CAPInv. 572: U-ATT-009


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


i. Association with unknown name U-ATT-009


i. Date(s) m. ii BC


i. Source(s) IG II3 (4) (1) 661 (m. ii BC)
Note Ed. pr.: MDAI(A) 21 (1896): 438, no. 4
Other publications: IG II2 2358; Michel no. 1560; GRA I 40

Cf. SEG 54: 235 BE 1987: no. 573
Online Resources IG II2 2358 and AGRW ID 3943
IG II3 (4) (1) 661 English translation
i.a. Source type(s) Epigraphic source(s)
i.b. Document(s) typology & language/script Greek dedication of a stele followed by a list of members in three columns.
i.c. Physical format(s) Marble stele broken at the top and the bottom measuring 0.58x0.49m.
ii. Source(s) provenance Seen in a house in modern Chalandri.


ii. References to buildings/objects A στήλη, stele is mentioned in col. I, l. 3 probably the one carrying the dedication with the list of names.


iv. Officials Chief-eranistes (ἀρχερανιστής, archeranistes, col. I, l. 4)
Priest (ἱερεύς, hiereus, col. I, l. 5)


i. Number The names of at least ninety-two people are inscribed as members.
ii. Gender Men
Note There are inscribed by different hands successively 59 men and 33 women separately, as indicated in the IG edition.
iii. Age Adults
iv. Status There are 5 citizens:
Διόδωρος Σουνιε(ύς) (col. I, l. 22) Athenian Onomasticon s.v. (162)
Φιλωνίδης Ἱφισ(τιάδης) (col. II, l. 73) Athenian Onomasticon s.v. (39)
Φίλων Ἁλαιεύς (col. II, l. 81) Athenian Onomasticon s.v. (110)
Ἡρακλείδης Μαραθώ(νιος) (col. II, l. 82) Athenian Onomasticon s.v. (115)
Λυσανίας Ἰωνίδης (col. II, l. 89) Athenian Onomasticon s.v. (33)
One foreigner Antiocheus, from Antioch, [Εἰρηναῖος Εἰρην]αίου Ἀντιοχεύς (col I, ll. 1-2) Athenian Onomasticon s.v. (121)
The remaining 86 names do not reveal anything about the status of the individuals.
v. Relations Possible family relations between a few members:
Εἰρηναῖος (col. I, l. 4)
Εἰρηναῖος νεώτερος (col. I, l. 5)
Ὀνήσιμος (col. I, l. 14)
Ὀνήσιμος νεώ(τερος) (col. I, l. 24)
Λαμέδων (col. I, l. 10)
Λαμέδων νεώ(τερος) (col. II, l. 86)


iii. Worship Given the presence of a priest (col. I, l. 5), some worship by the group may be supposed.


ii. Poland concordance Poland A*45
iii. Bibliography Arnaoutoglou, I. (1994), ‘Archeranistes and its meaning in inscriptions’, ZPE 104: 107-10. (SEG 44: 255)
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 O. van Nijf and R. Alston (eds.), Political culture in the Greek city after the classical age, Leuven: 27-48.
Ismard, P. (2010), La cité des réseaux. Athènes et ses associations VIe – Ier siècle av. J.-C. Paris: 349-53.
Parker, R. (1996), Athenian religion. A history. Oxford: 340. (SEG 47: 26)


i. Private association Probable
Note The occurrence of the title archeranistes is a safe indication that this is a private association, not necessarily of eranistai as noted in IG but perhaps of thiasotai or any other association in -stai: see parallels in IG II2 1297 (CAPInv. 268), IG II2 1335 (CAPInv. 353), IG II2 1343(CAPInv. 354).