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Dedication to Zeus Atabyrios by Devotees (undated) Rhodos on Rhodes - Southeastern islands

Rhodos on Rhodes (Southeastern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), undated
IG XII,1 31 = GIBM II 346 = PHI 138565 = AGRW ID# 12471
Copenhagen Inventory info: 2048


Block of blue marble found built into the wall of a field southwest of St. Stephen's Hill, now in the British Museum, inv. no. 1867,0504.4.

. . . By decision of the association of devotees of Zeus Atabyrios (?) . . . who are slaves of the city, Eulimenos the secretary (grammateus) of the People, having served as priest of Zeus Atabyrios (“of mount Atabyris”), dedicated the bull to Zeus Atabyrios . . . as a thanksgiving (?). . . on behalf of the Rhodian authorities.

Translation by: Harland

[δόγματι τοῦ κοινοῦ] | [τῶν Διοσαταβυρι]|

αστᾶν τῶν τᾶς πό|λ[ι]ος δούλων, Εὐλί|μ̣ενος γραμματεὺς | [δα]μόσιος ἱερατεύ||[σας] Διὸς Ἀταβυρίου | [ὑπὲρ] τ̣ῶν κυρίων Ῥο|[δίων ἀ]ν̣έθηκε Διῒ Ἀ|[ταβυρίῳ] τοὺ<ς> βοῦς | [χαριστήρ]ιον.

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IG XII,1 31: Facsimile by Hiller von Gaertringen.
Public domain.


Item added: May 21, 2013
Item modified: March 18, 2021
ID number: 12471
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