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[228] Honors by Berytians for a Roman Praetor (ca.128 BCE or 87 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands


Delos (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map)
AGRW 228 = IDelos 1782 = PHI 64222  = ID# 1595

 pre-128 BCE, or pre-87 BCE

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Slab of blue marble discovered in a building south-west of the meeting-place of the Berytians (34 x 56 cm; letter height: 2 cm; inv. E 107).

The association of the Berytian Poseidon-devotees (Poseidoniastai) consisting of merchants (emporoi), shippers (nauklēroi), and warehouse-workers (egdocheis) in Delos set this up for Gnaeus Octavius son of Gnaeus, praetor of the Romans, benefactor.  This was done when Gorgias son of Apollodoros was head of the society (archithiasitēs).

Translation by: Harland



[τ]ὸ κοινὸν τ[ῶν ἐν Δήλωι] | [Β]ηρυτίων Ποσειδωνια̣[στῶν] | ἐμπόρων καὶ ναυκλήρων̣ | [κ]αὶ ἐγδοχέων Γναῖον Ὀκτάϊ̣[ον] || Γναίου στρατηγὸν Ῥωμαίω̣[ν] | τὸν εὐεργέτην, | ἀρχιθιασιτεύοντος Γοργίου | τοῦ Ἀπολλοδώρου.

Item added: January 22, 2012
Item modified: March 16, 2015
ID number: 1595
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