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MEETING PLACE FOR AN ASSOCIATION OF EPHEBES | FAYOUM REGION

Greek text:   Fayoum_3.200
Date:   98 B.C.

The Greek custom of training young men as ephebes was copied in the Hellenistic cities of Egypt. Various inscriptions record dedications made by groups of ex-ephebes, who obviously remained in contact with each other after their training. The dedications were made to native Egyptian gods like Souchos as well as to the traditional Greek gods; see C.Fischer-Bovet, "Army and Society in Ptolemaic Egypt", pp.284-5 ( Google Books ).


On behalf of king Ptolemaios called Alexandros, a place was dedicated to the very great god Souchos by those who were ephebes in the class of Ammonios during the second year. Its dimensions were 13 cubits from south to north, and . . . from west to east, up to the drying place. Year 16, Phamenoth 11.

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