Dion (Macedonia, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map), 179-168 BCE
Demetrios Pantermales, "Δίον 1999: Μουσαϊσται – Βασιλέυς Δημήτριος," AEMTh 13 (1999) 415-423
= SEG 49 (1999), no. 697
= PHI 312686
= AGRW ID# 24423
Copenhagen Inventory info: 43
Statue base of marble re-cut as a doric capital. Now in the museum at Dion. King Perseus was the final king of the Hellenistic, Antigonid dynasty.
King Perseus son of king Philippos. The devotees of the Muses (Mousaistai) set this up on account of virtue and benefaction towards the synod (synodos) and on account of piety towards the deities. This was dedicated to the Muses and to Dionysos.
Translation by: Harland
[β]ασιλέα Περ̣[σέα] | βασιλέως Φιλίπ[που] | οἱ Μουσαϊσταὶ ἀρετῆς ἕν[εκεν] | καὶ εὐεργεσίας τῆς εἰς τὴ[ν] || σύνοδον καὶ εὐσεβεία[ς] | τῆς πρὸς τοὺς θεοὺς | Μούσαις καὶ Διονύσω[ι].
Statue dedication for king Perseus by devotees of the Muses, from Dion.
Photo copyright Harland 2017.
Item added: March 1, 2017
Item modified: September 4, 2020
ID number: 24423
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Category: 1) Greece and Macedonia
, c) 2nd century BCE
, d) Group with a deity in its name (e.g. Demetriasts)
, d) Macedonia
, Dedication inscription
, Honorary inscription
, i) Images of monuments or buildings
, Royal or Imperial official or king / emperor
, Statue or statue base