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CAPInv. 995: [to koinon ton peri] ton Dionyson technit[on ton ep' Ionias kai Hellespo]ntou kai ton per[i ton Kathegemona Dionyson]


i. Geographical area Central Greece
ii. Region Boiotia
iii. Site Thebes


i. Full name (original language) [τὸ κοινὸν τῶν περὶ] τὸν Διόνυσον τεχνιτ[ῶν τῶν ἐπ' Ἰωνίας καὶ Ἑλλεσπό]ντου καὶ τῶν περ[ὶ τὸν Καθηγεμόνα Διόνυσον] (IG VII 2414, ll. 10-11)
ii. Full name (transliterated) [to koinon ton peri] ton Dionyson technit[on ton ep' Ionias kai Hellespo]ntou kai ton per[i ton Kathegemona Dionyson]


i. Date(s) 146 BC


ii. Name elements
Geographical:Ionia and Hellespont
Theophoric:peri ton Dionyson, peri ton Kathegemona Dionyson
iii. Descriptive terms τὸ κοινόν, to koinon
Note to koinon: IG VII 2414, l. 10


i. Source(s) IG VII 2414 (146 BC)
Note See also:
Sherk 1969: no. 44
Roesch 1982: 198-202, no. 44 (SEG 32: 491, where τῷ]
[κοινῷ τῶν περ]ὶ̣ τὸν Διόνυσον τεχνιτ[ῶν τῶν ἐπ’ Ἰωνίας καὶ Ἑλλησπ]ό̣ν̣του καὶ τῶν περ[ὶ τὸν Καθηγεμόνα Διόνυσον καὶ τοῖς] σ̣ὺν Κράτω̣[νι Ζωτίχου Ἀτταλισταῖς χαίρειν·], toi] [koinoi ton per]i ton Dionyson technit[on ton ep’ Ionias kai Hellesp]ontou kai ton per[i ton Kathegemona Dionyson kai tois] syn Krato[ni Zotichou Attalistais chairen], is restored)
Le Guen I no. 51 (does not accept Roesch's restoration; see also on Attalistai vol. 2: 30-1)
Aneziri no. D15 (accepts the restoration).
Online Resources IG VII 2414
SEG 32: 491
i.a. Source type(s) Epigraphic source(s)
i.b. Document(s) typology & language/script Letter from L. Mummius, written in Greek.
i.c. Physical format(s) Fragment of marble bearing two letters from Mummius. The other was sent to the Isthmian technitai (see IG VII 2413).


iii. Members τεχνῖται, technitai
ix. Privileges The privileges granted by Mummius are likely to be similar to those granted to the Isthmian technitai: exemption from liturgies, ateleia, exemption from taxes for themselves, and for their wives and children until they become adults. On Mummius and the technitai: Le Guen II: 25-6.


i. Comments On these technitai gathered around Dionysos Kethegemon, see Le Guen II: 29-34. The identification of the Roman magistrate as Lucius Mummius is not universally accepted: see for example Sherk 1969, who dates the text to the latter part of the second century BC, while Aneziri prudently refers to a Roman consul. Roesch 1982 and Le Guen I argue in favour of Mummius himself.
iii. Bibliography Le Guen, B. (2001), Les associations de technites dionysiaques à l’époque hellénistique. II. Corpus documentaire. Nancy.
Roesch, P. (1982), Etudes béotiennes. Paris.
Sherk, R.K. (1969), Roman Documents from the Greek East. Senatus Consulta and Epistuale to the Age of Augustus. Baltimore.


i. Private association Certain
Note The Dionysiac technitai present all features of a private association. The internal organization of the Dionysiac technitai has been meticulously established in modern scholarship.