|i.||Geographical area||Western Asia Minor|
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CAPInv. 815: hoi peri ton Dionyson [po]darioi
|i.||Full name (original language)||οἱ περὶ τὸν Διόνυσον [πο]δάριοι (TAM V.1 91, ll. 2-4)|
|ii.||Full name (transliterated)||hoi peri ton Dionyson [po]darioi|
|i.||Date(s)||167 - 169 AD|
IV. NAME AND TERMINOLOGY
|i.||Name in other forms||
ἡ σύνοδος τῶν νέων ποδαρίων, he synodos ton neon podarion,
‘the association of the new podarioi’ (TAM V.1 92, ll. 2-3)
|iii.||Descriptive terms||σύνοδος, synodos, (TAM V.1 92, l. 2)|
TAM V.1 91 (167/8 AD)
TAM V.1 92 (168/9 AD)
TAM V.1 91
TAM V.1 92
|i.a.||Source type(s)||Epigraphic source(s)|
|i.b.||Document(s) typology & language/script||
TAM V.1 91: probably honorific inscription
TAM V.1 92: funerary inscription
|i.c.||Physical format(s)||Both are steles with pediment; TAM V.1 91 also with representation of a crown.|
|ii.||Source(s) provenance||Both found in İcikler (ancient Saittai). TAM V.1 92 is now in Museum Manisa (Inv. 452).|
|viii.||Obligations||The association probably had funerary obligations (cf. TAM V.1 92)|
|Note||TAM V.1 92: the only properly attested member is a man, who died at the age of 43.|
|iii.||Worship||The name of the association implies that it worships Dionysos|
|iv.||Honours/Other activities||The association probably organized funerary activities (cf. TAM V.1 92).|
|i.||Local interaction||The cult of Dionysos is attested in Saittai through the name of a phyle, which means an official importance of the cult. The association could have had some interaction with that cult, though there is no evidence of this.|
It is not certain if the two different names of the association implies the existence of two different
associations, maybe one older than the other (cf. Herrmann 1962: 16), or perhaps one of younger
members. In this last case, the attested member in TAM V.1 92 would not be a member of the association. For associations in Lydia called neotera cf. TAM V.1 537 (of Men Tiamu, Men Tyrannos and Zeus Masphalatenos in Maionia, 171/2 AD); TAM V.1 451 (of Asklepios in Ayazviran, 28/29 AD). For an
association of neaniskoi of the gymnasion cf. TAM V.2 949 etc. (of Herakles in Thyateira, III AD), and
cf. TAM V.3 1556: νέοι φιλάνπελοι, neoi philanpeloi. P. Herrmann 1962: 43 interprets the word neotera
in the name of the association TAM V.1 537 as meaning ‘ein jungerer, spaten gegrundeter Verein’.
Herrmann, P., and Polatkan, K.Z. (1961), ‘Grab- und Votivstelen aus dem nordöstlichen Lydien im Museum von Manisa’, AAWW 98: 119-27.
Herrmann, P. (1962), Ergebnisse einer Reise in Nordostlydien. Vienna.
de Hoz, M.-P. (1999), Die Lydischen Kulte im Lichte der griechischen Inschriften. Bonn.
Malay, H. (1994), Greek and Latin Inscriptions in the Manisa Museum Wien.
|Note||Dionysos associations are private though many of them have an important role in the public sphere.|