|i.||Geographical area||Peloponnese with Adjacent Islands|
Stable URL: http://ancientassociations.ku.dk/assoc/1586Download as
Last Updated on 01 Mar 2017
CAPInv. 1586: hoi ek tou gymnasiou
|i.||Full name (original language)||οἱ ἐκ τοῦ γυμνασίου (IG IV2.2 975)|
|ii.||Full name (transliterated)||hoi ek tou gymnasiou|
|i.||Date(s)||i BC - ii AD|
IV. NAME AND TERMINOLOGY
1. IG IV2.2 975 (i - ii AD?)
2. IG IV2.2 973 (i - ii AD)
3. IG IV2.2 967 (ii AD)
4. IG IV2.2 969 (i BC - i AD)
|Note||See also (earlier editions): IG IV 45; IG IV 46|
IG IV 45
IG IV 46
|i.a.||Source type(s)||Epigraphic source(s)|
|i.b.||Document(s) typology & language/script||
1. Funerary inscription of Menippos. No description is given in the publications of the text, as the stone is lost. It was apparently similar to other funerary stelai, see e.g. ho thiasos ho Phaenemachou (CAPInv. 575. The boule, the demos and hoi ek tou gymnasiou appear, apparently, within wreaths as in other similar Aiginetan inscriptions, in the sense of paying a post-mortal honour to the deceased.
2. Funerary inscription of Phrasisthenes.
3. Funerary inscription.
4. Funerary inscription of Timoxenos, son of Memnadros, and Menandros, son of Timoxenos.
All sources are in Greek.
1. The physical format of the gravestone is not given in IG IV and IV2.2, as it has not been relocated, but it should have been a stele, as we know them from further similar Aiginetan texts, see e.g. ho thiasos ho Phaenemachou.
2. A fragment of a funerary stele of white (Parian ?) marble.
3. A fragment of a stele of Pentelic marble bearing a relief depicting a seated woman, a smaller female figure standing in front of her and between them a servant holding a box.
4. A stele of Pentelic marble bearing a relief depicting two standing men giving hands. Below, three engraved wreaths containing inscriptions of which the third is not preserved because of the mutilation of the stele at its lower right part.
|ii.||Source(s) provenance||All from Aigina. No. 2 was found built into a Christian building near the port Periboli.|
|Note||Judging from the name, the members of this group frequented the gymnasium and were therefore male.|
Those who used the facilities of the gymnasion apparently decided to appear as a collectivity on gravestones in the sence of a post-mortal honour to the deceased.
Hoi ek tou gymnasiou pay a kind of post-mortal honour to certain individuals appearing side by side with the boule and the demos.
|i.||Comments||See also Ziebarth 1914: 90.|
Poland, F. (1909), Geschichte des griechischen Vereinswesens. Leipzig.
Ziebarth, E. (1914), Aus dem griechischen Schulwesen. Eudemos von Milet und Verwandtes. Leipzig, Berlin.
Groups of the gymnasion are often attested on Aiginetan gravestones; the public or private character of these groups remains an open question.
Poland 1909: 26, 104 argues that such thiasoi seem rather to have played a role in the public structure of the population, as they appear side by side with the boule and demos, than as private cultic associations.