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Dedication of a Sacred Building to Dionysos and the Emperors (139-161 CE) Erythrai - Ionia

Erythrai (Ionia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 139-161 CE
IErythrai 132 = IGR IV 1533 = PHI 251601 = AGRW ID# 9501


Fragment of a white marble monument (32 x 35 x 10 cm). Here a building is dedicated to ancestral Dionysos and the emperors. No association is mentioned, but it is possible that Dionysiac groups would have frequented such a building (cf. IErythrai 222).

. . . This is dedicated (?) . . . to ancestral Dionysos, to the emperor Caesar Titus Aelius Hadrian Antoninus Pius Augustus, and to Marcus Aurelius Verus Caesar. . .   Name, . . . the priest of Dionysos . . . dedicated the sacred building (oikos) from his own resources.

Translation by: Harland

[— καὶ Διο]νύσῳ προπάτο[ρι καὶ] | [αὐτοκράτορι Καίσαρι Τ(ίτῳ) Αἰλίῳ Ἁδρι]ανῷ Ἀντωνείν[ῳ Σεβα]|[στῳ Εὐσεβεῖ καὶ Μ(άρκῳ) Αἰλίῳ Αὐρηλίῳ —]Οὐβήρῳ Καίσαρι[—] | [—]ο̣υ ὁ ἱερεὺς τοῦ Διο̣[νύσου —] || [— καὶ τὸν] ἱερὸν οἶκον ἐκ [τῶν ἰδίων] | [—] ἀν[έθηκεν —]

Item added: January 13, 2013
Item modified: December 8, 2015
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