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Dedication to Isis and Sarapis by Aristarchos for Fellow-soldiers (170 BCE) Lindos on Rhodes - Southeastern islands


Lindos on Rhodes (Southeastern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), 170 BCE
ILindos 193 = RICIS 204/0104 = PHI 190898  = ID# 23879


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Cylindrical altar of Lartian marble. Found on the acropolis.

When Theukles son of Philostratos and adopted son of Mikythos was priest of Athena, Aristarchos son of Sostratos, who was chosen as supervisor by the People and served as priest of Sarapis and Isis, dedicated this to Athena of Lindos and Zeus Polieus (“of the City”) on behalf of himself and his fellow-soldiers (synstrateusamenoi).

Translation by: Harland



ἐπ’ ἰερέως τ̣ᾶ̣ς̣ [Ἀθά]να[ς] | Θευκλεῦς τοῦ Φιλοστράτου | καθ’ ὑοθεσίαν δὲ Μικύθου | Ἀρίσταρχος Σωστράτου || αἱρεθεὶς ἐπιστάτας ὑπὸ τοῦ δάμου | καὶ ἰερατεύσας | Σαράπιος καὶ Ἴσιος, | ὑπὲρ αὑτοῦ καὶ τῶν συνστρατευσαμένων | Ἀθαναίαι Λινδίαι, Διὶ Πολιεῖ.

Item added: April 6, 2016
Item modified: April 6, 2016
ID number: 23879
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