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[225] Dedication of a Statue Group of Aphrodite and Pan by a Berytian Immigrant (153-88 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands

Delos (Southwestern islands, Asia Minor), 153-88 BCE
AGRW 225 = IDelos 1783 = PHI 64223 = AGRW ID# 5874


Base for a statue group of Aphrodite, Eros, and Pan, now in the national museum of Athens, inv. A2462 (12 x 55 x 21 cm; letter height: ca. 2cm). Although an association is not mentioned here, this statue was set up in the meeting-place of the Berytians. See photo further below. The ancestral gods may include well-attested deities on coins from Berytos itself including Poseidon, Eshmun and Astarte (who was sometimes identified with Aphrodite, as is likely in IDelos 1719). Three other inscriptions from Delos attest to Dionysios son of Zenon, the Berytian (IDelos 1772, 1784, 1785). These include a dedication of a stoa for "the association of Berytian merchants, shippers, and warehousemen" (IDelos 1772) and another dedication to the ancestral gods (θεοῖς πατρίοις; IDelos 1785).

Dionysios son of Zenon and grandson of Theodoros, Berytian, benefactor, dedicated this to the ancestral gods on behalf of himself and his children.

Translation by: Harland

Διονύσιος Ζήνωνος τοῦ Θεοδώρου | Βηρύτιος εὐεργέτης ὑπὲρ ἑαυτοῦ | καὶ τῶν τέκνων θεοῖς πατρίοις.

IDelos 1783 (base): Statue of Aphrodite, Pan, and Eros.
National Archaeological Museum of Athens, inv. A2462.
(Photo by Sailko reproduced under a Creative Commons license).

Item added: November 11, 2012
Item modified: February 8, 2016
ID number: 5874
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