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Σάρα_πις [Σα^], ιδος, , later also Σέρα_πις , Σαράπι and
A.ΣεράπιMilet.1(7).283, 205b:—Sarapis or Serapis, an Egyptian god, Osiris-Apis (introduced from Sinope under Ptol. I acc. to Tac.H.4.83-84), POxy.1803.8, Call.Epigr.38.3, D.S.1.25, Plu.2.362a; freq. in Inscrr., OGI16 (Halic., iii B.C.), al., SIG664.25 (Delos, ii B.C.), al., CIG4042 (Ancyra), al., and Papyri, UPZ32.38 (ii B.C.), etc.:—hence Σα^ρα_πιεῖον , τό, temple of Sarapis, SIG663.14 (Delos, iii/ii B.C.), PCair.Zen.34.13 (iii B.C.), UPZ122.6 (ii B.C.), Plb.4.39.6; contr. Σα^ρα_πεῖον or Σερα_πεῖον , τό, CIG4401, Plu.Alex.76, D.C.66.24; Σαράπιον or Σερ- , Str.17.1.10, CIG2715b.4 (Caria):—Σα^ρα_πιεῖα , τά, festival at Tanagra, IG7.540:—Σα^ρα_πιασταί , οἱ, guild of worshippers of Sarapis, ib.22.1292, SIG1114 (Rhodes, ii B.C.).
II. a plant, PMag.Osl.1.363. [Inscrr. and Papyri show Σαρ- almost without exception in iii and iiB.C.; Σερ- becomes common in the Roman period.]
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    • Polybius, Histories, 4.39.6
    • Strabo, Geography, 17.1.10
    • Plutarch, Alexander, 76
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 1.25
    • Cassius Dio, Historia Romana, 66.24
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