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Dedication by T. Flavius Pantainos, Priest of the Philosophic Muses (98-102 CE) Athens - Attica


Athens (Attica, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map)
James H. Oliver, "Flavius Pantaenus, Priest of the Philosophical Muses," HTR 72 (1979) 157-160 = SEG 21 (1965), no. 703 = PHI 291635  = ID# 16291

 98-102 CE

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Although uncertain, it is possible that Pantainos was literally a priest within a group of philosophers (see the comments on GRA 146).

The priest of the philosophic Muses, T. Flavius Pantainos son of the successor (diadochos) Flavius Menandros, dedicated the outer stoas, the peristyle, the library with the books, and all the decorations in them from his own resources. He did this together with his children Flavius Menandros and Flavia Secundilla, dedicating them to Athena Polias (“of the City”), to the emperor Caesar Augustus Nerva Trajan Germanicus and to the city of the Athenians.

Written/translated by: Harland



Ἀθηνᾷ Πολιάδι καὶ Αὐτοκράτορι Καίσαρι Σεβα{σ}στῷ Νέρβᾳ Τραϊανῷ Γερμανικῷ καὶ τῇ πόλι τῇ ǀ Ἀθηναίων ὁ ἱερεὺς Μουσῶν φιλοσόφων Τ. Φλάβιος Πάνταινος Φλαβίου Μενάνδρου διαδόχου ǀ υἱὸς τὰς ἔξω στοάς, τὸ περίστυλον, τὴν βυβλιοθήκην μετὰ τῶν βυβλίων, τὸν ἐν αὐτοῖς πάντα ǀ κόσμον, ἐκ τῶν ἰδίων μετὰ τῶν τέκνων Φλαβίου Μενάνδρου καὶ Φλαβίας Σεκουνδίλλης ἀνέθηκε.

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Item modified: November 13, 2015
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