PHRC056 : Dedication to Aphrodite Akraia Arsinoe, Alexandria (Cape Zephyrion?) - Egypt (125-75 BC) Rectangular plaque
Permanent ID http://s.phrc.it/phrc056
Text constituted from: SEG VIII 361.
Other editions: CIP III 616 (forthcoming).
See also: Breccia 1931, p. 280 no. 5; SB V 7786. On the original location of the dedication, see Tondriau 1948, p. 173; Miranda 1989, p. 131, 139; McKenzie 2007, p. 52, 386 n. 153. On the dedicatory formula: Caneva 2015, p. 106-107; Bricault 2020, p. 29-30.
Images: A picture will be published in CIP III (we are grateful to K. Savvopoulos for sharing with us a preview of the stone).
Further bibliography: on compound epicleses in Greek religion see Parker 2005; Wallensten 2014. On the epiclesis Akraia used of Aphrodite, Fraser 1972, II, p. 390, nn. 398-399; Pirenne-Delforge 1994, pp. 181-183, 362-363. On the Macedonian meaning of this epithet, as testified by the Etymologicum Magnum, s.v. 'akraia', Hatzpopoulos 1994, p. 36-37. On the cult of Arsinoe Philadelphos at Cape Zephyrion and her role in the protection of girls in their wedding age, see Gutzwiller 1992; Barbantani 2005 and 2008; Demetriou 2010; Caneva 2012, 2014b and 2015.
Online record: TM 6275