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OGIS: 91


DEDICATION OF A TEMPLE OF ARTEMIS AT XANTHOS

Greek text:   TAM_2.263
Date:   205-181 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

Ptolemaic control of Lycia did not survive much beyond the end of the 3rd century B.C., but this inscription shows that Ptolemy V was still held in high honour there; see R.S.Bagnall, "The Administration of the Ptolemaic Possessions Outside Egypt", page 110 ( Google Books ).


On behalf of king Ptolemaios the god Epiphanes, the son of Ptolemaios and Arsinoē [the gods] Philopatores, and on behalf of the city of Xanthos, the commander Euphrainetos son of . . ., being Aitolian but [Xanthian] on his mother's side, established the [altar] of Artemis and her temple and the statue in it and [the other] sacred objects in the temple and [everything] for the building.

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