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Honors by Melanephorians and Therapeutists for Dionysios son of Menios (119/118 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands

Delos (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), 119/118 BCE
IDelos 2077 = RICIS 202/0269 = PHI 64521 = AGRW ID# 22420


Part of a base of white marble (80 x 60 x 47 cm). Found in 1881 in Sarapis sanctuary C (inv. Ε 442).

Those who wear black (melanēphoroi) and the therapeutists (therapeutai) set this up for Dionysios son of Menios from Paiania subdivision, who was priest (hiereus), on account of the virtue and piety which he has towards the gods and the care which he shows concerning the temple (hieron).  This was dedicated to Sarapis, Isis, Anubis, and Harpokrates.

Translation by: Harland

οἱ μ[ελα]νηφ[όροι κ]αὶ οἱ θερα|πευταὶ Διονύσιον Μηνίου | Παιανιέα, ἱερέα γενόμενον, | ἀρετῆς ἕνεκεν καὶ εὐσεβείας || τῆς εἰς τοὺς θεοὺς καὶ ἐπιμελεί|ας τῆς περὶ τὸ ἱερόν, Σαράπιδι, | Ἴσιδι, Ἀνούβιδι, Ἁρφοκράτει.

Item added: February 5, 2016
Item modified: April 14, 2016
ID number: 22420
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