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[244] Decree of Syrian Immigrants Devoted to Atargatis (late III-II BCE) Astypalaia - Southeastern islands


Astypalaia (Southeastern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map)
AGRW 244 = IG XII,3 178 = PHI 75690  = ID# 1679

 late III-II BCE

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Slab of marble with an inscription in the Doric dialect.

When Ophelion son of Enation was priest and Syros son of Biettos was presiding, it was resolved by the goddess Atargatis and the meeting (koinon) of the society (thiasos) of the ancestral gods: Since Ophelion son of Enation, who has been approved by the goddess through the casting of lots, has been a priest of the ancestral gods and a good man, and since he demonstrated great zeal and love of glory both concerning the priesthood of the gods and concerning the meeting (koinon) of the . . . (remainder lost).

Translation by: Harland



ἐπὶ ἱερέως Ὠφελίωνος τοῦ Ἐνατίωνος καὶ ἐπι|[σ]τατεῦντος Σύρου τοῦ Βιεττοῦ ἔδοξε τᾶι θε[ῶι] | τᾶι Ἀταργάτι καὶ τῶι κοινῶι τοῦ θιάσου τῶν πατρίω[ν] | [θε]ῶν· ἐπειδὴ Ὠφελίων Ἐνατίωνος ἀποδειχθεὶς ὑπὸ || τᾶς θεοῦ διὰ τοῦ κλάρου ἱαρεὺς τῶν πατρίων θεῶν ἀ|νὴρ ἀγαθὸς ἐγενήθη καὶ πᾶσαν σπουδὰν καὶ φιλο[δο]|[ξί]α[ν] ἐπεδείξατο περί τε τὰν ἱερατείαν τῶν θεῶν [καὶ] | [π]ερὶ τὸ [κ]οινὸ[ν] τῶ[ν — —] | [— — —] || [— — —]

Item added: February 4, 2012
Item modified: March 30, 2016
ID number: 1679
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