Statue base for EunikeI Eleusis 659 Date: End-iii AD
Solemnisers of the Mysteries (mustipoloi) of Demeter, let some sacred monument of me stand beside the temple (anaktorōi) of Deo. My name is Eunike; glorious (kudēessa) Thaleia bore me to my dear father, famous (agaklei) Kallaischros, whose mother was (5) Eunike. Her mother in turn was the modest (saophrōn) hierophantis who took her name (pherōnumos) from Isaios from the East (Antoliēthen): Isidote, he whose glory (kudos) was to have been one of blameless Hadrian’s teachers of eloquence (rhētērōn). My grandfather was Zoilos . . . , who equalled his two brothers in intellect, (10) the one hierophant at the radiant shrine, Glaukos, and then the leader (hēgētori) in philosophy (sophiēs) - he plucked (drepsato) that of Plato - renowned (periōnumōi) Kallaischros. My family is not far removed from the senate, for close to me . . . follows the fame of my Ausonian cousins.