Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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[227] Dedication of an Altar to Roma by Berytians (130-125 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands


Delos (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), 130-125 BCE
AGRW 227 = IDelos 1779 = PHI 64219  = ID# 1583


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Plaque on the back of an altar in the meeting place of the Berytians (74.5 x 103 x 16 cm; letter height: 1.8 cm; inv. E 108).

The association of Berytian Poseidon-devotees (Poseidoniastai) consisting of merchants (emporoi), shippers (nauklēroi), and warehouse-workers (egdocheis) set up the altar of Roma when Dionysios son of Sosipater was head of the society (archithiasitēs).

Translation by: Harland



τὸ κοινὸν Βηρυτίων | Ποσειδωνιαστῶν | ἐμπόρων καὶ ναυκλή|ρων καὶ ἐγδοχέων· | Ῥώμης· | ἀρχιθιασιτεύοντος | Διονυσίου τοῦ Σωσιπάτρου.

IDelos 1779: Berytians’ Altar of Roma (taken from the southeast).
Photo © Monika Trümper 2012.

IDelos 1779: The text of the inscription.
Photo © Claire Tuan 2012.

Item added: January 22, 2012
Item modified: March 16, 2015
ID number: 1583
Short link address:
http://www.philipharland.com/greco-roman-associations/?p=1583

One Comment

  • Zenia Selby says:
    May 28, 2015 / Reply

    Hello,

    Where is the physical inscriptions IDelos1779 please? Has it been moved to a museum?

    Thanks,

    Zenia

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