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Dedication of Arches to Syrian Pure Aphrodite by a Priest and Therapeutists (112/111 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands

Delos (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), 112/111 BCE
IDelos 2229 = PHI 64675 = AGRW ID# 22474


Slab of white marble (36 x 24 x 8 cm). Found in 1881 in the sanctuary of the Syrian goddess (Pure Aphrodite = Atargatis; inv. Α 1028).

On behalf of the People of Athens, Theodoros son of Theodoros from Aithalidai subdivision–being priest in the year when Dionysios was civic leader–and the therapeutists (therapeutai) dedicated the arches to Pure Aphrodite when Drakon of Bate subdivision was supervisor (epimelētēs) and when Arketos from Kydathenaion subdivision and Hestiaios from Halai subdivision were in charge of sacred matters (epi ta hiera).

Translation by: Harland

Θεόδωρος Θεοδώ|ρου Αἰθαλίδης, vac. | ἱερεὺς ὢν ἐν τῶι | ἐπὶ Διονυσίου ἄρ||χοντος ἐνιαυτῶι, | καὶ οἱ θεραπευταί, | ὑπὲρ τοῦ δήμου | τοῦ Ἀθηναίων, | Ἀ̣φρ̣ο̣δ̣ί̣τ̣ε̣ι̣ Ἁ̣γν̣ε̣ῖ̣, || τὰς ψαλίδας ἀνέ|θηκαν, ἐπὶ ἐπιμελ[η]|τοῦ Δράκοντος Βα|τῆθεν καὶ τῶν ἐπὶ [τὰ] | ἱερὰ Ἀρκέτου Κυ[δα]||[θ]ηναιέ̣ως καὶ Ἑστια̣ί̣[ου] | [Ἁλ]αιέως.

Item added: February 6, 2016
Item modified: June 14, 2017
ID number: 22474
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