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Author: Ilias Arnaoutoglou

CAPInv. 310: eranistai

I. LOCATION

i. Geographical area Attica with Salamis
ii. Region Attica
iii. Site Athens

II. NAME

i. Full name (original language) ἐρανισταί (IG II3 (4) (1) 640, l. 1)
ii. Full name (transliterated) eranistai

III. DATE

i. Date(s) 324 / 323 BC

V. SOURCES

i. Source(s) IG II3 (4) (1) 640 (324/3 BC)
Note Ed. pr.: Athenaion 8 (1879): 289, no. 1 (APMA 1: 31, no. 11.1)
Other editions: Michel no. 1603; IG II2 2935; SEG 56: 42
Online Resources IG II2 2935
i.a. Source type(s) Epigraphic source(s)
i.b. Document(s) typology & language/script Greek dedication to Zeus Philios
i.c. Physical format(s) Marble stele measuring 0.52x0.24m. The stele is decorated with a relief broken in the right side, while in the left Zeus with his symbols is depicted.
ii. Source(s) provenance Found at the northern foot of the Hill of Nymphs, now in the Epigraphical Museum 8738.

X. ACTIVITIES

iii. Worship The eranistai set up a dedication to Zeus Philios.
Deities worshipped Ζεὺς Φίλιος, Zeus Philios

XII. NOTES

i. Comments The dedication was made in the archonship of Hegesias.
ii. Poland concordance Poland A29
iii. Bibliography Ismard, P. (2010), La cité des réseaux. Athènes et ses associations VIe – Ier siècle av. J.-C. Paris: 289.
Parker, R. (1996), Athenian religion. A history. Oxford: 337. (SEG 47: 26)

XIII. EVALUATION

i. Private association Possible
Note Since no particularly detailed information on the structure of the association survives, we should entertain some doubts about its corporate nature; cf. Parker 1996: 337.