Statue base for the hierophantis (Isidote)I Eleusis 502 Date: 176-192 AD
For good fortune. Wheat-bearing (purophorou) Demeter’s eminent hierophantis, who acquired much glory (kudos) for her piety (eusebiēi), (5) the first of her family in spacious Hellas and the Orient (Antoliēs), granddaughter of Isaios, supreme in wisdom, who of the noble king (basilēos) Hadrian conducted (eiche) the good teaching of the Muses, (10) and daughter of Isaios, himself illustrious too; excellent in virtue (aretais) and modesty (saophrosunais), whom Deo in turn led to the Islands of the Blest, free from any kind of pain; (15) and she gave her a death sweeter than sweet sleep, far better even than that of the Argive youths. She crowned Antoninus together with Commodus, kings, (20) as initiates (mustipolous), while she led the ceremonies (teletōn). Her statue was set up by decree of the Council dear to Ares; this image, most holy and new, was realised by her dear daughter Eunike and her daughter’s sons, (25) Kallaischros and Glaukos, sons of Zoilos (Zōilidai), honouring with this image their mother’s godlike mother, whom Demeter granted to be with (ōpasen) the immortals (athanatois).