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Dedication to Zeus and Hera by a Corporate Body of Soldiers (112-75 BCE) Alexandria - Delta region

Alexandria (Delta region, Egypt — Pleiades map), 112/111 or 76/75 BCE
SB VIII 9812 = SEG 20 (1964), no. 499 = PHI 223354 = AGRW ID# 20506
Copenhagen Inventory info: 180


For further discussion of such politeumata, see Lüderitz 1994.

This was dedicated to Zeus Soter (“Savior”) and Hera Teleia (“Fully-grown”) by the corporate body (politeuma) of armed soldiers (stratiōtai) whose leader (prostatēs) is Dionysios son of Kallon and whose secretary is Philippos son of Philippos, founders.   Vow (euchē).  Year 6.

Translation by: Harland

Διὶ Σωτῆρι καὶ | Ἥραι Τελείαι | τὸ πολίτευμα | τῶν ἐν Ἀλεξαν||δρείαι φερομέ|νων στρατιω|τῶν ὧν προστά|της  vac. | Διονύσιος || Κάλλωνος, | γραμματεὺς δὲ | Φίλιππος Φιλίππου, | κτίσται εὐχήν. | (ἔτους) ϛʹ.

Item added: December 16, 2015
Item modified: May 26, 2021
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