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Title: Deux Inscriptions grecques du Boubasteion d'Alexandrie
Author(s): ABD EL-FATTAH, Ahmed , ABD EL-MAKSOUD, Mohamed , CARREZ-MARATRAY, Jean-Yves
Journal: Ancient Society
Volume: 44    Date: 2014   
Pages: 149-177
DOI: 10.2143/AS.44.0.3044803

Abstract :
Publication of two Greek inscriptions on stone, one Ptolemaic, one Roman, discovered in 2009 in the so-called ‘Boubasteion’ of Alexandria. The first is a dedication to one Megamedes by a koinon of soldiers during the reign of Ptolemy IV. Particularly noteworthy, with the ethnics of the military, is the aulic title, τῶν πρώτων φίλων, which seems to be the earliest attestation known at the present time. The second inscription is a dedication by an Alexandrian family, on behalf of the emperor Antoninus Pius, to three deities, Artemis Phosphoros, Bubastis and a third one, of a statue of 'the lord Sarapammôn'. An addendum explores the possibility of identifying the ‘Boubasteion’ / Artemision with the koreion of a virgin goddess attested by late Roman sources.

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