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Inscriptiones Graecae , II/III(2) 13278 [edit]

Base for statue of Erotius, priest of the Eleusinian goddesses, apparently lost. From Athens (Achaea). Third to fourth century. [edit]

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Cleadas set (this) up (to) his father in the temple of the goddesses, thus honouring the god-like priest (hierophant) of Demeter and Kore, Erotius, the wise offspring of (the city of) Cecrops (=Athens). Like him, he himself held the same honour (of being a priest) of the Lernaian sanctuary.
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