Statue base for the hierophant who saved the sacred objects of the MysteriesI Eleusis 515 Date: 191/2 AD or shortly after
You gaze upon this high-shining monument (mnēma) of Deo’s companion (hetaroio) who in wisdom gained infinite glory (kudos). He displayed the ceremonies (teletas) and the all-night rites (orgia pannucha) to the initiates (mustais), pouring forth the charming voice of Eumolpos, (5) and he did not flee from the onslaught of the hostile, but saved undefiled the secret objects (arrhētōn) for the Kekropidai. Ah, blessed is he, whom the People have crowned, honouring (gerairōn) him. . . .