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Dedication of a Shrine and Oracle to the Syrian Pure Goddess for Therapeutists (110/109 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands


Delos (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), 110/109 BCE
IDelos 2231 = PHI 64677  = ID# 22481


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Slab of white marble (42 x 22-23 x 8.5 cm). Found in 1881 in the sanctuary of the Syrian Pure Goddess, Atargatis (inv. Α 1038).

On behalf of the Athenian People, the Roman People, and the therapeutists (therapeutai), Demonikos son of Euremon from Anaphlystos subdivision, who was priest in the year when Polykleitos was civic leader, dedicated from his own resources the dwelling place and the seat for the oracle to Pure Aphrodite as a thanksgiving.

Translation by: Harland



Δημόνικος Εὑρή|μονος Ἀναφλύσ|τιος, ἱερεὺς γενό|μενος ἐν τῶι ἐπὶ || Πολυκλείτου ἄρ|χοντος ἐνιαυ|τῶι, τ[ὴ]ν οἴκ[η]σιν | καὶ τὰ χρηστή|ρια vac. ὑπὲρ τοῦ || δήμου τοῦ Ἀθη|ναίων καὶ τοῦ | δήμου τοῦ Ῥω|μαίων καὶ τῶ[ν] | θεραπευτῶ[ν], || ἐκ τῶν ἰδίω[ν] | Ἁγνεῖ Ἀφροδ[ί]|τει χαριστήριο[ν].

Item added: February 6, 2016
Item modified: February 6, 2016
ID number: 22481
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