|i.||Geographical area||Western Asia Minor|
|iii.||Site||Nusrat (between Miletupolis and Ankyra Sidera)|
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CAPInv. 1006: chous
|i.||Full name (original language)||χοῦς, (I.Kyz. 26)|
|ii.||Full name (transliterated)||chous|
|i.||Date(s)||l. i (?) - ii (?) AD|
IV. NAME AND TERMINOLOGY
|iii.||Descriptive terms||χοῦς, chous|
|i.||Source(s)||I.Kyz. 26 (l. i - ii AD?)|
Ed.pr.: Wiegand 1904: p. 316.
Jaccottet 2003, vol. 2: no. 88
IMT MittlMakestos 2538
|i.a.||Source type(s)||Epigraphic source(s)|
|i.b.||Document(s) typology & language/script||Funerary inscription in Greek for the mystes Flavius Andronikos Onesimos.|
H. 90 x W. 40 cm.
|ii.||Source(s) provenance||Nusrat (between Miletupolis and Ankyra Sidera)|
VI. BUILT AND VISUAL SPACE
|ii.||References to buildings/objects||σῆμα, sema (l. 8) (funerary marker: the inscription is engraved on a base in the form of an altar, helping us to visualize the actual form of the sema).|
ἄρξαντα, arxanta (l. 2)
Flavius Andronikos Onesimos presided the chous.
μύστης, mystes (l. 1)
The deceased was mystes of the sacred rites of Bromios.
|Note||On account of the identity of the mystes (Flavius Andronikos Onesimos) the association seems to have included men.|
|iii.||Worship||The deceased was mystes of the sacred rites of Bromios (ll. 1-2). Bromios is a cult epithet of Dionysos. It is closely related to the noun bromos (noise).|
|i.||Local interaction||The funerary epigram highlights the services of the deceased towards the association (i.e. he presided the chous) and at the same time highlights his qualities as an individual ('τὸν καὶ ἐν πατρίδι πά[ντ]ων ὄντα πρῶτον φ[ίλ]ον', ton kai en patridi panton onta proton philon, ll. 3-5).|
The word chous in this instance stands in all likelihood for the name of a Bacchic association (Ziebarth 1905: 145-6; Poland 1909: 263), something that is corroborated by the participle arxanta. As Poland, however , points out the noun could also refer to the meeting/ reunion of a Bacchic organization (Poland 1909: 263 n. ♱♱).
Whereas Schwerheim (1980: 12) thinks that Poland rejected the interpretation of chous as the name of a Bacchic association, Poland (1909: 263), however, endorsed Ziebarth's view.
The word usually denotes a measure of capacity (for liquids, e.g. wine) or refers to the contributions paid by participants in banquets (Poland 1909: 263, 437).
Harland (AGRW 7193) interprets the term chous in a different way, as referring to soil and by extension to Andronikos being the first to be buried among the members of the group. However, this suggestion cannot stand close scrutiny as the word chous refers to the participle arxanta.
|ii.||Poland concordance||Poland B *410B|
Cole, S.G. (1993), 'Voices from Beyond the Grave: Dionysus and the Dead', in T.A. Carpenter and C.A. Faraone (edd.), Masks of Dionysus. Ithaca: 276-95 (esp. 285).
Poland, F. (1909),
Schwertheim, E. (1980), Die Inschriften von Kyzikos und Umgebung. Teil I: Grabtexte. (IGSK 18.1). Bonn
Wiegand, T. (1904), 'Reisen in Mysien'. MDAI(A) 29: 254-363.
Ziebarth, E. (1905), 'Χους'. MDAI(A) 30: 145-6.