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Honors by Devotees of the Muses for King Perseus (179-168 BCE) Dion - Macedonia


Dion (Macedonia, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map)
Demetrios Pantermales, "Δίον 1999: Μουσαϊσται – Βασιλέυς Δημήτριος," AEMTh 13 (1999) 415-423 = SEG 49 (1999), no. 697 = PHI 312686  = ID# 24423

 179-168 BCE

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Statue base of marble re-cut as a doric capital. Now in the museum at Dion. King Perseus was the final king of the Hellenistic, Antigonid dynasty.

King Perseus son of king Philippos.  The devotees of the Muses (Mousaistai) set this up on account of virtue and benefaction towards the synod (synodos) and on account of piety towards the deities.  This was dedicated to the Muses and to Dionysos.

Translation by: Harland



[β]ασιλέα Περ̣[σέα] | βασιλέως Φιλίπ[που] | οἱ Μουσαϊσταὶ ἀρετῆς ἕν[εκεν] | καὶ εὐεργεσίας τῆς εἰς τὴ[ν] || σύνοδον καὶ εὐσεβεία[ς] | τῆς πρὸς τοὺς θεοὺς | Μούσαις καὶ Διονύσω[ι].

Statue dedication for king Perseus by devotees of the Muses, from Dion. Photo copyright Harland 2017.

Statue dedication for king Perseus by devotees of the Muses, from Dion.
Photo copyright Harland 2017.

Item added: March 1, 2017
Item modified: June 5, 2017
ID number: 24423
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