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Honors by Melanephorians and Therapeutists for Eukrates (ca. 94 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands


Delos (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), ca. 94 BCE
IDelos 2081 = RICIS 202/0351 = PHI 64525  = ID# 22436


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Base of white marble (75 x 47 x 45 cm). Found in 1911 in Sarapis sanctuary C in front of the temple of Isis (inv. Ε 454).

Those who wear black (melanēphoroi) and the therapeutists (therapeutai) set this up for Eukrates son of Dionysios (?) and grandson of Seuthos from Paiania subdivision, who was holder of the keys (kleidouchos) in the year when Kallias was civic leader (archōn) and when Dikaios son of Dikaios from Ionidai subdivision was priest (hiereus), on account of the virtue and goodwill which he has towards us and the piety he has towards the deities.  This was dedicated to Sarapis, Isis, Anubis, and Harpokrates when Dosithea daughter of Straton from Rhamnous subdivision was basket-bearer (kanēphoros).

Eutychides made this.

This was done when Apollonios was serving as temple-warden (zakoros).

(crown 1) Of Anios (i.e. the Delian hero) and Nike.

(crown 2) Of the Sarapis in Kanopos (i.e. in Egypt).

(crown 3) Having presented the wreath to Apollo.

(crown 4) Of Artemis who is on the island.

Translation by: Harland



[οἱ μελανηφ]όροι καὶ ο[ἱ θε]|[ραπευτ]αὶ Εὐ[κράτην Διονυ]|[σί]ου τοῦ Σεύθου Παιανι[έα] | [κλειδου]χήσαντα ἐν τῶι ἐ[πὶ] || Καλ[λί]ου ἄρχοντος ἐνιαυτῶ[ι], | ἱερέως δὲ Δικαίου τοῦ Δικαίου Ἰ|ωνίδου, ἀρετῆς ἕνεκεν καὶ εὐ|νοίας τῆς εἰς ἑαυτοὺς καὶ τῆς | πρὸς τοὺς θεοὺς εὐσεβείας, Σα||ράπιδι, [Ἴ]σιδι, Ἀνούβιδι, Ἁρποχράτει, | κανηφορούσης Δωσιθέας τῆς | Στράτωνος Ῥαμνουσίου θυγατρός. | Εὐτυχί|δης || ἐποί|ει. | ζακορεύ|οντος Ἀπολ|λωνίου. |
{crown 1, line 13} | Ἀνίου || καὶ Νί|κης. |
{crown 2, line 13} | [τοῦ ἐ]ν Κ[α]||[νώπ]ωι | Σαράπι|δος. |
{crown 3, line 19} || ἐνέγκαν[τ]α | τὴν εἰρυσι|ώνην τῶι | Ἀπόλλωνι. |
{crown 4, line 19} || Ἀρτέμ|ιδος τῆς | ἐν νήσωι.

Item added: February 5, 2016
Item modified: April 14, 2016
ID number: 22436
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