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Author: Benedikt Eckhardt

CAPInv. 188: he semnotate ergasia ton kepo<u>rgon


i. Geographical area Western Asia Minor
ii. Region Phrygia
iii. Site Hierapolis


i. Full name (original language) ἡ σεμνοτάτη ἐργασία τῶν κηπο<υ>ργῶν (SEG 54,1313, l. 16)
ii. Full name (transliterated) he semnotate ergasia ton kepo<u>rgon


i. Date(s) ii - iii AD


ii. Name elements
Professional:κηπουργοί, kepourgoi
iii. Descriptive terms ἐργασία, ergasia


i. Source(s) SEG 54: 1313 (ii - iii AD)
Altertümer von Hierapolis 218 (ii - iii AD)
Note See also:
SEG 54: 1313:
AAT 101: 306, no. 25
Dittmann-Schöne V.5.14
Altertümer von Hierapolis 218:
Dittmann-Schöne V.5.15

Cichorius (Altertümer von Hierapolis, p. 52-3), at a time when no "gardeners" were yet attested at Hierapolis, had restored ἐργασία τῶν [κη]π[ουρ](ῶν), ergasia ton [ke]p[our](on) in Altertümer von Hierapolis 218, which was rejected by Judeich as too short. From AAT 101: 306, no. 25 it is now clear that the association envisaged by Cichorius actually existed; Ritti (1995: 79, n. 30) points to two further inscriptions which are still unpublished. While this does not settle the case for Altertümer von Hierapolis 218, Cichorius' supplement is regarded as valid, e.g., by Dittmann-Schöne 2010: 245-6.
Online Resources AAT 101: 306, no. 25
Altertümer von Hierapolis 218
i.a. Source type(s) Epigraphic source(s)
i.b. Document(s) typology & language/script Epitaph in Greek
i.c. Physical format(s) Limestone sarcophagus
ii. Source(s) provenance Northern necropolis of Hierapolis


iii. Income In AAT 101: 306, no. 25, the association is named as the recipient of fines that result from the violation of the tomb; the kepourgoi shall receive 1000 denarii. If Altertümer von Hierapolis 218 also refers to this association, they are mentioned there in the same context, but second in line after the civic treasury (500 denarii for the tamion, 300 for the association).


ii. Poland concordance Poland Z 65 (Altertümer von Hierapolis 218)
iii. Bibliography Dittmann-Schöne, I. (2010), Die Berufsvereine in den Städten des kaiserzeitlichen Kleinasiens. 2nd. ed. Regensburg.
Ritti, T. (1995), ‘Associazioni di mestiere a Hierapolis di Frigia’, in B. Maria Giannattasio (ed.), Viaggi e commerci nell'antichità. Atti VII Giornata Archeologia, Genova: 65-84.
Ritti, T. (2004), ‘Iura sepulcrorum a Hierapolis di Frigia nel quadro dell’epigrafia sepolcrale microasiatica. Iscrizioni edite e inedite’, in Libitina e dintorni. Libitina e i luci sepolcrali. Le leges libitinariae campane. Iura sepulcrorum: vecchie e nuove iscrizioni, Rome: 455-634, esp. 578-9, no. 15.


i. Private association Probable
Note Professional associations in the 2nd/3rd century were often very close to the official civic institutions, but they probably remained essentially private associations.
ii. Historical authenticity Certain