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Hellenistic Inscriptions: 76


DEDICATION TO LETO BY A THIASOS AT ARGOS

Greek text:   Moretti_1.39
Date:   c. 303 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

It seems likely, although it cannot be proved, that this inscription refers to the expulsion from Argos of Pleistarchos, the brother of Kassandros. No other source states that Pleistarchos was in Argos, but we know that in 303 B.C, during a campaign against Kassandros, Demetrios besieged and captured Argos ( Plut:Demetr_25'2; Athen_10.415'a ).


To Leto   the members of the thiasos, singing sweetly to the lyre, dedicated, being inspired by a god, these statues of Apollo son of Zeus and chaste Artemis, in response to a divine command. On the seventeenth day of each month, we perform a sacrifice since the time when Apollo drove out Pleistarchos by night.

{ This is followed by the names of the members of the thiasos - 16 men and 15 women. }

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