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Dedication to Sarapis, Isis, and Anubis by Ninth-Day Celebrators (ca. 200 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands

Delos (Southwestern islands, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), ca. 200 BCE
IG XI,4 1228 = RICIS 202/0140 = PHI 63713 = AGRW ID# 7459
Copenhagen Inventory info: 219


Base of white marble on the site of Delos (inv. E 636). The association, which evidently celebrates on the ninth day of the month, met in Sarapis sanctuary B (Sarapieion B).

This was dedicated to Sarapis, Isis and Anubis by the association of ninth-day celebrators (enatistai), who are Dionysios son of Noumenios from Kassandreia (in Macedonia), the head of the society (archithiasitēs), Apollonios the secretary (grammateus) who is a member of those who wear black (melanēphoros), Mnason, Athenion, Komos, Ariston, Rhodippos, Hegias, Apollonios, Dionysios, Philostratos, Demetrios, Straton, Sosistratos, Aristoboulos, Aphrodisios, Diopeithes, Phidias, Drakon, Aischrion, Apollonios, Aphrodisios, Agathokles, Baliton, Asklepiades, Diodoros.

(In a crown:) The association of society-members crowned Dionysios, the head of the society, because of his virtue, his piety towards the gods, and his generosity (literally: love of honor) towards the society-members

(In another crown:) The association of society-members crowned Apollonios the secretary who is a member of those who wear black.

Translation by: Harland

Σαράπιδι, Ἴσιδι, Ἀνούβιδι, | τὸ κοινὸν τῶν ἐνατιστῶν ὧν ἀρχιθιασίτης | Διονύσιος Νουμηνίου Κασσανδρεύς, γραμματεὺς | Ἀπολλώνιος μελανηφόρος, Μνάσων, || Ἀθηνίων, Κῶμος, Ἀρίστων, Ῥόδιππος, | Ἡγίας, Ἀπολλώνιος, Διονύσιος, Φιλόστρατος, | Δημήτριος, Στράτων, Σωσίστρατος, | Ἀριστόβουλος, Ἀφροδίσιος, Διοπείθης, | Φιδίας, Δράκων, Αἰσχρίων, Ἀπολλώνιος, || Ἀφροδίσιος, Ἀγαθοκλῆς, | Βαλίτων, Ἀσκληπιάδης, Διόδωρος. |

(In a crown:) στεφανοῖ τὸ κοι|νὸν̣ [τῶ]ν θιασιτῶν | Διονύσιον τὸν ἀρχι||θιασίτην ἀρετῆς ἕνε|κεν καὶ εὐσεβείας | τῆς εἰς τοὺς θεοὺς | καὶ φιλοτιμίας | τῆς εἰς τοὺς || θιασίτας. |

(In another crown:) τὸ κοινὸν | τῶν θιασι|τῶν τὸν | γραμματέα || Ἀπολλώνιον | μελανηφό|ρον.

Item added: December 8, 2012
Item modified: November 14, 2020
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