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OGIS: 161


DIONYSIAC ARTISTS IN CYPRUS HONOUR OLYMPIAS

Greek text:   Salamine_13.79
Date:   123-118 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

The family of Theodoros, whose father Seleukos had been governor of Cyprus for over ten years, continued to be prominent both in Cyprus and in Alexandria.   From the evidence of the inscriptions, it seems that the Dionysiac artists only became active in Cyprus during the last two decades of the 2nd century B.C. (see for instance GRA_20581 ).


This statue of Olympias, the [daughter of . . ., and wife] of Theodoros son of Seleukos, [the kinsman] of the king, the general [and admiral] and chief priest, was dedicated by the association of [the Dionysiac] artists [in] the secretary's [office on] Cyprus.

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