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Dedication of a Throne to Syrian Pure Aphrodite for Therapeutists (107/106 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands


Delos (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), 107/106 BCE
IDelos 2250 = PHI 64696  = ID# 22492


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Base of white marble made from two blocks. Two blocks found separately in the sanctuary of the Syrian Pure Goddess, Atargatis, and near the theatre (inv. Ε 601).

. . . On behalf of the Athenian People (?) . . ., the Roman People, and the therapeutists (therapeutai), Kleostratides son of . . . Apollonios, Athenian (?), . . . dedicated the . . . (structure or items) and the throne to Pure Aphrodite (?) . . ., Syrian Goddess, as a thanksgiving when . . . Nikostratos son of Demaretos from Lamptrai subdivision was priest (hiereus) (?) . . . .  The throne was set up when Aischrion . . . son of Aischrion from Melite subdivision (?) . . . was priest, Demetrios was temple-warden (zakoros), and . . . Eutychides (?) . . . was public servant.

Translation by: Harland



Κλεοστρατίδης Ἀπο[λλωνίου Ἀθηναῖος ὑπὲρ τοῦ δήμου τοῦ Ἀθηναίων] | καὶ τοῦ δήμου τοῦ Ῥωμαίω[ν καὶ — — —] | καὶ τῶν θεραπευτῶν, τοὺς [— — — — καὶ τὸν θρόνον Ἁγνῆι Ἀφροδίτηι] | Συρίαι θεῶι, χαριστήριον, ἐφ’ ἱε[ρέως Νικοστράτου τοῦ Δημαρέτου Λαμπτρέως]. || ἀνετέθη ὁ θρόνος ἐπὶ ἱερέως Αἰσχρίωνος [τοῦ Αἰσχρίωνος Μελιτέως], | ζακορεύοντος Δημητρίου, δημοσίου δ[ὲ Εὐτυχίδου].

Item added: February 6, 2016
Item modified: February 6, 2016
ID number: 22492
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