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Dedication of a Temple to Syrian Pure Aphrodite for Therapeutists (118/117 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands

Delos (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), 118/117 BCE
IDelos 2227 = PHI 64673 = AGRW ID# 22470


Plaque of white marble broken in two pieces (42 x 105 x 18 cm). Found in 1881 in the sanctuary of the Syrian goddess (Pure Aphrodite = Atargatis; inv. Ε 476).

. . . Name–being priest of . . . Pure (?) . . . Aphrodite in the year when Lenaios was civic leader (archon)–dedicated the temple (naos) and the statue on behalf of himself, the Athenian People, the Roman People, and the therapeutists (therapeutai) when Xenon son of Asklepiades from Phyle subdivision was supervisor (epimelētēs).

Translation by: Harland

[— — —]ν ἱερεὺς [ὢν] | [ἐν] τῶι ἐπὶ Ληναίου ἄ[ρχ]οντος ἐνιαυτῶι | [Ἁγνῆς] Ἀφροδίτης [τὸν ν]αὸ[ν] καὶ τὸ ἄγαλμα | [ὑπ]ὲρ ἑα[υ]το[ῦ] καὶ το[ῦ δ]ήμου τοῦ Ἀθηναίων || κ[α]ὶ το[ῦ] δήμου τοῦ [Ῥω]μαί[ω]ν καὶ τῶν θεραπευτῶν | [ἀνέ]θ[ηκ]εν, ἐπὶ ἐπιμ[ελη]τοῦ Ξένωνος τοῦ | [Ἀσ]κλ[η]πιάδου Φυ[λασ]ίου.

Item added: February 6, 2016
Item modified: February 19, 2016
ID number: 22470
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