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Dedication of an Architrave to the Therapeutists and Melanephorians (93/92 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands


Delos (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map)
IDelos 2039 = RICIS 202/0352 = PHI 64483  = ID# 24116

 93/92 BCE

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Six fragments of a Doric architrave. Found in Sarapieion C (inv. Ε 569 and 445). Because the dimensions of the archtrave are not known, Roussel presents two alternative reconstructions, presented here.

(reconstruction alternative 1) Dikaios son of Dikaios from Ionidai subdivision,. . . who was priest (hiereus) of Sarapis, dedicated this on behalf the Athenian People, the Roman People, king (?) . . . Mithridates Eupator Dionysos, his father . . . Dikaios son of Dikaios from Ionidai subdivision, his mother . . ., dedicating it to Sarapis, Isis, (?) . . . Anubis, . . . Harpokrates, (?) . . . the wearers of black (melanēphoroi), and the therapeutists (therapeutai) when Aropos son of . . . from Paiania subdivision was supervisor of the island, . . . Name and Name from Halai subdivision were in charge of the sacred, and . . . Name was temple warden (?). . .

(reconstruction alternative 2) Dikaios son of Dikaios from Ionidai subdivision dedicated this . . . on behalf of the Athenian People, king (?) . . . Mithridates Eupator Dionysos, and his father . . . Dikaios, dedicating it to Sarapis, Isis, (?) . . . Harpokrates, . . . (?) the wearers of black (melanēphoroi), and the therapeutists (therapeutai) when Aropos son of . . . from Paiania subdivision was supervisor of the island, . . . Name and Name from Halai subdivision were in charge of the sacred, and . . . Name was temple warden (?). . .

Translation by: Harland



{reconstruction alternative 1} Δίκαιος Δικαίου Ἰωνίδ[ης, ἱερεὺς γενόμενος Σαράπιδος, ὑπὲρ τοῦ δήμου τοῦ Ἀθηναίων καὶ τοῦ δή]μου το[ῦ Ῥωμαίων καὶ βασι]λέως Μιθ[ρ]αδάτου | Εὐπάτορος Διονύσου καὶ τοῦ ἑαυτοῦ πατρὸς Δ[ικαίου τοῦ — — — — Ἰωνίδου καὶ τῆς μητρὸς — — — Σαράπιδι, Ἴσι]δι, Ἀνούβιδ[ι, Ἁρποκράτει καὶ] μελαν[η]φόροις καὶ | θεραπευταῖς, ἐπὶ ἐπιμελητοῦ τῆς νήσου Ἀρόπου [τοῦ patr. dem., ἱερέως δὲ nom. patr. Παι]ανιέως καὶ τῶν [ἐπὶ τὰ ἱερὰ nom., patr. Ἁλ]αιέως | [καὶ nom. patr, dem. ζακορεύοντος? — — —]ρος.

{reconstruction alternative 2} Δίκαιος Δικαίου Ἰωνίδ[ης ὑπὲρ τοῦ δή]μου το[ῦ Ἀθηναίων καὶ βασι]λέως Μιθραδάτου | Εὐπάτορος Διονύσου καὶ τοῦ ἑαυτοῦ πατρὸς Δ[ικαίου, Σαράπιδι, Ἴσι]δι, Ἀνούβιδ[ι, Ἁρποκράτει καὶ] μελαν[η]φόροις καὶ | θεραπευταῖς, ἐπὶ ἐπιμελητοῦ τῆς νήσου Ἀρόπου [dem., ἱερέως nom. Παι]ανιέως καὶ τῶν [ἐπὶ τὰ ἱερὰ nom., dem. καὶ nom. Ἁλ]αιέως | [ζακορεύοντος? — — —]ρος.

Item added: April 14, 2016
Item modified: April 14, 2016
ID number: 24116
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