Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 397


Greek text:   FD_3.4.207
Date:     350-300 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

This inscription accompanied a relief found at Delphi, on which Athena can clearly be seen. Dittenberger suggested the relief was a response to the role of the goddess in the preservation of Delphi from the Gauls in 279 B.C.; but both the relief and the inscription can be restored to include Zeus; see F. Van Straten, "Hierą Kalį: Images of Animal Sacrifice in Archaic and Classical Greece", page 76 ( Google Books ). Zeus Soter and Athena Soteira had a joint temple in Athens, and a dedication to them could have been offered at any date from the 4th century B.C. onwards; see J.D.Mikalson, "Religion in Hellenistic Athens", page 111 ( Google Books ).

Kleomenes dedicated this to [(?) Zeus Soter] and Athena Soteira.

inscription 398

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