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OGIS: 655


DEDICATION TO SOKNOPAIOS BY HERDERS FROM NEILOUPOLIS

Greek text:   OGIS_655
Date:   March, 24 B.C.
Tags:     divine_honours
Format:   see key to translations

It was standard practice in ancient Egypt to worship living rulers as gods, and this inscription, relatively early in the reign of Augustus, unequivocally calls him a god.


On behalf of imperator Caesar, god and son of a god, the building of this perimeter wall was dedicated to the god lord Soknopaios by the rearers of sheep and cattle from Neiloupolis and their wives and children, for a vow. Year 6 of Caesar, Phamenoth 20.


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