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Author: Damiana Baldassarra

CAPInv. 1114: U-WGR-005


i. Geographical area Western Greece with the Ionian Islands
ii. Region Akarnania
iii. Site Thyrreion


i. Association with unknown name U-WGR-005


i. Date(s) s. ii BC


i. Source(s) IG IX 12 2, 249 (second half II BC)
Online Resources IG IX 12 2, 249
i.a. Source type(s) Epigraphic source(s)
i.b. Document(s) typology & language/script Greek dedication (?) with mention of sacrifice personnel.
i.c. Physical format(s) Central fragment of a white limestone opistograph stele; it is missing the right part on both sides.
ii. Source(s) provenance Saw and copied by G. Klaffenbach (1933-34) in the house of L. Tsanakas at Agios Vasilios (now in the Museum of Thyrion, inv. nr. 441); squeeze and photo at the Archive of Inscriptiones Graecae, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften.


iii. Members συμβιωτα[ί], symbiotai: fragmentary list of (companions? see below Comments) (IG IX 12 2, 249, A, ll. 6-10, B, ll. 11-15?) placed after the politai (magistrates? members of an association?).


ii. Gender Men
Note The attested members are men.
iii. Age Adults
Note Adults: συμβιωτα[ί], symbiotai


iii. Worship The dedication and the the mention of personnel for sacrifices suggest worship by the group.


i. Comments Side A (IG IX 12 2, 249, ll. 1-10) mentions a list of 5 (at least) politai (magistrates? members of an association? IG IX 12 2, 249, A, ll. 1-5); it could be possible that before the five names (Ibid. A, ll. 1-5) there was a dedication to a specific divinity; thereafter follows a fragmentary list of συμβιωτα[ί], symbiotai (IG IX 12 2, 249, A, ll. 6-10, B, ll. 11-15?). The fragmentary condition of side B does not allow to determine if παῖδες, paides, that is to say the sons of συμβιωταί, symbiotai, were cited too; for the interpretation of the meaning of word συμβιωτής, symbiotes, see CAPInv. 1108, CAPInv. 1113.
iii. Bibliography Baldassarra D. (2010), 'Le liste cultuali della Grecia nord-occidentale: tipologie, protagonisti e fenomenologia rituale', in C. Antonetti (eds.), Lo spazio ionico e le comunità della Grecia nord-occidentale. Territorio, società, istituzioni, Pisa: 355, 361-362, 368-369.


i. Private association Possible
Note Given the lack of further information on the group, firmer conclusions on its nature cannot be reached.