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Dedication to Syrian Pure Aphrodite for Therapeutists (106/105 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands

Delos (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), 106/105 BCE
IDelos 2234 = PHI 64680 = AGRW ID# 22484


Slab of white marble. Found in 1910 in the sanctuary of the Syrian Pure Goddess, Atargatis (inv. Α 1554).

On behalf of the Athenian People and the Roman People, and on behalf of his own friend, Midas son of Zenon from Herakleia, and on behalf of the therapeutists (therapeutai), Zoilos son of Zoilos from Phlya subdivision, who was priest of Pure Aphrodite in the year when Agathokles was civic leader, dedicated this to Pure Aphrodite from his own resources when Diodotos from Sypalettos subdivision was supervisor of the island, when Asklepiodoros from Alopeke subdivision and Agathokles from Phlya subdivision were in charge of sacred matters (epi ta hiera), when Eutychidas was public servant, when Diognetos son of Diognetos from Melite subdivision was keeper of the keys (kleidouchos), and when Dorothea daughter of Archelaos from Marathon subdivision was basket-bearer (kanēphoros).

Translation by: Harland

Ζωίλος Ζωίλου | Φλυεύς, ἱερ<ε>ὺς γενό|μενος Ἁγνῆς Ἀφροδίτης | ἐν τῶι ἐπὶ Ἀγαθοκλέους || ἄρχοντος ἐνιαυτῶι, | ὑπὲρ τοῦ δήμου τοῦ Ἀθη|ναίων καὶ τοῦ δήμου | τοῦ Ῥωμαίων καὶ ὑπὲρ | τοῦ ἑαυτοῦ φίλου Μίδου || τοῦ Ζήνωνος Ἡρακλείου | καὶ ὑπὲρ τῶν θεραπευτῶν, | Ἁγνῆι Ἀφροδίτηι ἐκ τῶν ἰδίων | ΤΟΝΕΙΓΑΝ, ἐπὶ ἐπιμελητοῦ | τῆς νήσου Διοδότου Συπα||ληττίου καὶ τῶν ἐπὶ τὰ ἱερὰ | Ἀσκληπιοδότου Ἀλωπεκῆθεν | καὶ Ἀγαθοκλέους Φλυέως, | δημοσίου δὲ Εὐτυχίδου, | κλειδουχοῦντος δὲ Διογνήτου τοῦ || Διογνήτου Μελιτέως, κανηφορούσης δὲ | Δωροθέας τῆς Ἀρχελάου Μαραθωνίου | θυγατρός.

Item added: February 6, 2016
Item modified: February 6, 2016
ID number: 22484
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