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Author: Matt Gibbs & Philip F. Venticinque

CAPInv. 1938: hoi aso tes heiras synodou kai tou Dionysou hieronikai kai ateleis


i. Geographical area Egypt
ii. Nome Arsinoites (00)
iii. Site Lagis


i. Full name (original language) οἱ ἀπὸ τῆς ἱερᾶς συνόδου καὶ τοῦ Διονύσου ἱερ̣ο̣νῖκαι κ[α]ὶ̣ [ἀ]τ̣ελεῖς (P.Berl. Leihg. I 18 ll. 3-4)
ii. Full name (transliterated) hoi aso tes heiras synodou kai tou Dionysou hieronikai kai ateleis


i. Date(s) 163 AD


ii. Name elements
Professional:hieronikai kai ateleis
Status-related:hieronikai kai ateleis
iii. Descriptive terms σύνοδος synodos
Note synodos: P.Berl. Leihg. I 18 l. 3


i. Source(s) P.Berl. Leihg. I 18 (22 Mar AD 163)
Online Resources P.Berl. Leihg. I 18
TM 10202
i.a. Source type(s) Papyrological source(s)
i.b. Document(s) typology & language/script Greek; an application made by an Alexandrian to the komogrammateus of Lagis for a permit to convert olive groves into corn land.
i.c. Physical format(s) papyrus


iii. Members Members appear to be defined as οἱ ἀπὸ τῆς ἱερᾶς συνόδου καὶ τοῦ Διονύσου ἱερ̣ο̣νῖκαι κ[α]ὶ̣ [ἀ]τ̣ελεῖς, hoi aso tes heiras synodou kai tou Dionysou hieronikai kai ateleis (P.Berl. Leihg. I 18 ll. 3-4).
ix. Privileges Immune from taxation (ἀτελής, ateles)


v. Relations Heron has a sister, Hermitarion alias Sarapias, but she is apparently not a member of this association.
vi. Proper names and physical features Heron, son of Hermanoubion, and grandson of Heron.


i. Local interaction Difficult to say, but certainly related to status given that this document relates to an exchange between the local administration and the member of this association.


i. Comments Heron, with his sister, owned c. 21 5/8 ar. (2 ar. of which Heron owned himself) of property in and near the village of Lagis.

If the association here is the same as in CAPInv. 1912 then perhaps the group were based in Alexandria, then they simply moved around to participate in regional games as they saw fit. Members could own land in other parts of Egypt's chora, of course. (MG)

This document is part of the archive of Isidoros, komogrammateus of Lagis and Trikomia: TM Arch ID 112
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i. Private association Certain
Note This appears to relate to a private association, but the members of these groups certainly enjoyed significant imperial privilege (as the Pap.Agon. papyri clearly illustrate).