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Dedication to Isis Aphrodite by Melanephorians and Therapeutists (105-103 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands


Delos (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), 115/114 BCE
IDelos 2080 = RICIS 202/0322 = CIG 2295 = PHI 64524  = ID# 22433


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Base of white marble (74.5 x 44 x 43 cm). Found in 1911 in Sarapis sanctuary C (inv. Ε 676).

Those who wear black (melanēphoroi) and the therapeutists (therapeutai) dedicated the base to Isis Aphrodite according to a command (of the deity) on behalf of the Athenian People and Roman People when Theomnestos son of Theogenes from Kydathenaion subdivision was priest (hiereus) and while Nysios was serving as temple-warden (zakoros).

Translation by: Harland



[Ἴσ]ιδι Ἀφρ[οδ]ίτ[ῃ] <τὸ> βῆμα κατὰ | πρό[σ]τα[γμα] ἀνέθηκαν | [οἱ] μελανηφόροι κ[α]ὶ οἱ θεραπευταὶ | [ὑπ]ὲρ τοῦ δήμου [τ]οῦ Ἀθ[ηναίω]ν || [καὶ] τοῦ δήμου τοῦ Ῥω[μ]α[ίων], | [ἐπ]ὶ ἱερέως Θεομνήστου [το]ῦ | [Θ]εογένου Κυδαθηναιέ[ως], | [ζ]ακορεύοντος Νυσίου.

Item added: February 5, 2016
Item modified: April 14, 2016
ID number: 22433
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