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Dedication to Zeus, Hera and Athena by Elder Hymn-singers (undated) Nikopolis on the Istros - Thrace

Nikopolis on the Istros (Thrace, Danube and Black Sea areas — Pleiades map), undated
IGBulg 666 = IGR I 562 = PHI 168724 = AGRW ID# 14086


Damaged altar of limestone (82 x 53 x 47 cm).

To good fortune.  The elder (presbyteroi) hymn-singers (hymnōdoi) of the choral leader Theagenes used their own resource to dedicate this to Zeus, Hera, and Athena on behalf of the good fortune and continuance of the emperors.

Translation by: Harland

ἀγαθῇ τύχῃ. | Διεὶ καὶ Ἥρᾳ καὶ | Ἀθηνᾷ ὑπὲρ τῆς τῶν | Αὐτοκρατόρων τύ||χης καὶ διαμονῆς ὑ|μνῳδοὶ πρεσβύτε|ροι χοροστατοῦντο̣ς̣ | Θεαγένου ἐκ τῶν ἰδ[ί]|ων ἀνέστησαν. || vac. νησ vac.

IGBulg 666: Facsimile from H. and Karl Skorpil, “Antike Inschriften aus Bulgarien,” Archäologisch-epigraphische Mitteilungen aus Österreich-Ungarn 15 (1892) 193–222, at 219-220 (no. 110)

Item added: July 3, 2013
Item modified: July 4, 2013
ID number: 14086
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