Soknopaiou Nesos (Fayum region, Egypt — Pleiades map), 24 BCE
GRA III 202 =
IFayum I 73
= OGIS II 655
= SB V 8895
= PHI 215915
= AGRW ID# 31184
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1244
Slab (52 x 41 cm). Previously located in the Egyptian Museum at Cairo (inv. CG 9202); now in the Kom Aushim Museum, El-Fayyum. Soknopaios was the local name for the crocodile deity Souchos.
For the well-being of Caesar, Emperor, god descended from a god, the building of this precinct is dedicated to the god and lord Soknopaios by the sheep herders (probatoktēnotrophoi) at Nilopolis and by their wives and children, in accordance with a vow. In the 6th year of Caesar on the 20th of Phamenoth.
Translation by: Mark Mueller (with modifications)
ὑπὲρ Καίσαρος Αὐτοκρά|τορος θεοῦ ἐκ θεοῦ ἡ οἰκοδομὴ | τοῦ περιβόλου τῷ θεῶι καὶ κυρί|ῳ Σοκνοπαίωι παρά τῶ<ν> ἐκ Νείλου || πόλεως προβατοκτηνοτρόφ<ω>ν | καὶ τῶν γυναικῶν καὶ τῶν τέκν|ων εὐχήν· (ἔτους) ϛʹ Καίσαρος, Φαμ̣(ενὼθ) κʹ.
Item added: April 23, 2020
Item modified: November 17, 2020
ID number: 31184
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