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[185] Dedication to the God Anubis by Fellow-Anubiasts (305-281 / 197-159 BCE) Smyrna - Ionia

Smyrna (Ionia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 305-281 BCE / 197-159 BCE
AGRW 185 = GRA 136 = ISmyrna 765 = RICIS 304/0201 = SIRIS 305 = PHI 255005 = AGRW ID# 1393
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1147


Two column pieces (a and b) of blue marble, one found on mount Pagus and the other in the agora (a: 55 x 27.8 x 29.5 cm; b: 112 x ca. 29 cm). The inscription comes from the time of Queen Stratonike, wife of Seleukos I Nikator (305-281 BCE) or of Eumenes II (197–159 BCE), king of the Attalid kingdom centred on Pergamon. Anubis was an Egyptian deity.

(A) Herakleitos son of Archigenes and the fellow Anubis-devotees (Synanoubiastai) dedicated this to Anubis on behalf of Queen Stratonike: Philodemos son of Apollonios, Artemidoros son of Horos, Eudoros son of Apollonios, (10) Damon son of Lakon, Aristophanes son of Artemidoros, Kaphisias son of Menekrates, Mnesimachos son of Theodoros, Hermias son of Horos, Apollonios son of Menon, Dionysios son of Loulanabos, Philostratos son of Demokrates, Demokrates son of Philostratos, Zenon son of Loulabelos, (20) Trochilos son of Pyrgion, Epikouros son of Stratippos, Artemidoros son of Dionytas, Dionysios son of Pythion, … Name son of Dionysios … (lines missing between A and B) (B) … Parmen… son of … Name, Zoilos son of Horaios, Philoxenos son of Poseidonios, Apelles son of Dionysios, Telemachos son of Nikanor, (30) Zopyrion son of Kratinos, Xouthos son of Nikanor, Eumedes son of Protarchos, and Euandros son of Sphodrias.

Translation by: Harland


Ἀνούβι· | ὑπὲρ βασιλίσσης | Στρατονίκης | καὶ ὑπὲρ ἑαυτῶν || Ἡράκλειτος Ἀρχιγένους | καὶ οἱ συνανουβιασταί· | Φιλόδημος Ἀπολλωνίου, | Ἀρτεμίδωρος Ὥρου, | Εὔδωρος Ἀπολλωνίου, || Δάμων Λάκωνος, | Ἀριστοφάνης Ἀρτεμιδώρου, | Καφισίας Μενεκράτου, | Μνησίμαχος Θεο̣δώρου, | Ἑρμίας Ὥρου, || Ἀπολλώνιος Μένωνος, | Διονύσιος Λουλαναβου, | Φιλόστρατος Δημοκράτους, | Δημοκράτης Φιλοστράτου, | Ζήνων Λουλαβηλου, || Τροχίλος Πυργίωνος, | Ἐπίκουρος Στρατίππου, | Ἀρτεμίδωρος Διονυτᾶ, | Διονύσιος Πυθίωνος, | [. . . .]ρ̣ων Δι̣[ο]ν̣υσ̣ίου,

(If A and B belong together, then line(s) are missing in between.)

(B) ||Παρμεν[. . . . . . .]ΛΑ, | Ζωίλος Ὡραίου, | Φιλόξενος Ποσειδωνίου, | Ἀπελλῆς Διονυσίου, | Τηλέμαχος Νικάνορος, || Ζωπυρίων Κρατίνου, | Ξοῦθος Νικάνορος, | Εὐμήδης Πρωτάρχου, | Εὔανδρος Σφοδρίου.

Item added: December 17, 2011
Item modified: November 6, 2020
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