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A STATUE OF KRATEROS OF ANTIOCH AT DELOS

Greek text:   IDelos_1547
Date:   129-117 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

This inscription shows the important position that a tutor held in the hierarchy of the royal court of Antiochos IX; see R.Strootman, "Courts and Elites in the Hellenistic Empires", page 140 ( Google Books ).   The Chronicle of Eusebios records that 'Antiochus {IX} was brought up by Craterus the eunuch at Cyzicus, where he had fled with Craterus and the rest of the household of Antiochus {VII}' ( page 257 ).


This statue of Krateros of Antioch, the son of Krateros, the tutor of Antiochos Philopator, son of king Antiochos the Great and queen Kleopatra, who was one of the first friends of king Antiochos and chief physician and queen's chamberlain, was dedicated to Apollo, Artemis and Leto by Sosistratos of Samos, the son of Sosistratos, one of the first friends, on account of his virtue and goodwill and affection towards him.

Philotechnos of Samos, the son of Herodes, made the statue.

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