Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Honors by Melanephorians and Therapeutists for Dionysios son of Dionysios (116/115 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands


Delos (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), 116/115 BCE
IDelos 2078 = RICIS 202/0281 = PHI 64522  = ID# 22422


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Base of white marble (82 x 53 x 46 cm). Found in 1911 in Sarapis sanctuary C (inv. Ε 675).

Those who wear black (melanēphoroi) and the therapeutists (therapeutai) set this up for Dionysios son of Dionysios from Sphettos subdivision on account of his virtue, piety, and care for them.  This was dedicated to Sarapis, Isis, Anubis, and Harpokrates.

Translation by: Harland



Διονύσιον Διονυσίου Σφήττιον, | ἱερέ̣[α γε]νόμενον, οἱ μελανηφό[ροι] | καὶ ο[ἱ] θεραπευταὶ ἀρε[τῆς ἕνεκεν καὶ] | εὐσε[β]είας καὶ ἐπιμελείας τῆς εἰς αὑ[τούς], || [Σ]αρά[π]ιδι, Ἴσιδι, Ἀνούβιδι, Ἁρποκράτει.

Item added: February 5, 2016
Item modified: April 14, 2016
ID number: 22422
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