Base of marble, perhaps a statue base (24 x 49.5 x 25 cm), found in a private home in the vicinity of Hamidiye. A Mouseion was a building devoted to the Muses, and this was a common term for a building where philosophers gathered. The phrase "the philosophers who dine in the Mouseion" is also attested in papyri from Egypt (e.g. PRyl II 143; from Euhemeria, 38 CE). At Ephesos, the physicians and the instructors met in a Mouseion (see IEph 2304; IEph 2065 and 3068).
Fronto of the Alexandrian philosophers who dine in the Museum . . .Translation by: Harland
Φρόντων τῶν ἐν τῷ | Μουσείου σειτου|μένων φιλοσόφων | τῶν Ἀλεξανδρια||[νῶν - - - ]
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