Dedicatory inscription to Hera (GER0107)

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Title

Dedicatory inscription to Hera (GER0107)

Description

Dedicatory inscription to Hera at Gerasa (73/74 CE) for a chapel, made on behalf of the wife of Ameros, son of Ragelos, a priest and archibomistes of Pakeidas and Hera.

Source

Publisher

Welles, C. 1938. "The Inscriptions," pg.383-384, no.17, pl.CVI, in Gerasa: city of the Decapolis, C.H. Kraeling (ed.).

Date

Rights

Welles, C. 1938. "The Inscriptions," pg.383-384, no.17, pl.CVI, in Gerasa: city of the Decapolis, C.H. Kraeling (ed.).

Format

Stone

Language

Identifier

GER0107

IIIF Item Metadata

UUID

613eab4d-7b27-483f-969c-304143f87063

Dedicatory Inscription Item Type Metadata

Dedicatory Type

Building/Chapel

Description

Inscription preserved on two architrave blocks, measuring 0.46m in height, 0.60m and 0.61m in height. Inscription damaged, and only partially preserved.

Letters

Letter size=0.02m

Findspot

"The Cathedral"

Original Context (if known)

A temple to Pakeidas and Hera?

Notes

The exact function of an 'archibomistes' is unclear, although its does not appear to be confined to a single cult or deity; this title appears in inscriptions at Gerasa associated with Pakeiades and Hera, and with Apollo (Gatier 1988, 151, no.5). Gatier (1988, 152-154) argues that the archibomistes was involved in sacrifice, perhaps serving different functions for different gods, while [Lichtenberger: βωμός ("altar") suggests that Pakeidas was depicted as an altar]. The title appears in at least two other inscriptions from Gerasa in addition to the one presented here (Gatier 1988, 151-154, nos.5-6).

Selected Bibliography

Gatier, P.-L. 1988. "Inscriptions religieuses de Gerasa II," ADAJ 32:151-155.

Licthjenberger, A. 2003. Kulte und Kultur der Dekapolis. Untersuchungen zu numismatischen, archäologischen und epigraphischen Zeugnissen. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag. (pp.---)

Citation

“Dedicatory inscription to Hera (GER0107),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed December 15, 2019, http://wireproject.org/items/show/12.

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