Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Dedication to Ancestral Deities of Building and Stoa by Berytians (150-110 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands

Delos (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands), 150-110 BCE
IDelos 1774 = Picard 1921, 96 and figure 76 = IDelosChoix 119 = PHI 64214 = AGRW ID# 5977


Architraves from the stoa of the Berytians (inv. Ε 114 δ).

The association of Berytian Poseidoniast (Poseidoniastai) merchants (emporoi), shippers (nauklēroi), and warehousemen (egdocheis) set up the building (oikos), the stoa, and the oracles for the ancestral gods.

Translation by: Harland

τὸ κοινὸν Βηρυτίων Ποσειδωνιαστῶν ἐμπόρων καὶ ναυκλήρων καὶ ἐγδοχέων | τὸν οἶκον καὶ τὴν στοὰν καὶ τὰ χρηστήρια θεοῖς πατρίοις ἀνέθηκεν.

Item added: November 12, 2012
Item modified: June 1, 2016
ID number: 5977
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  • Βecky Martin says:
    May 16, 2016 / Reply


    This entry seems confused. Whereas the Greek and translation fit one another, the image is of another inscription repeating the first part of the formula and naming a specific patron – one Dionysios. In most literature, iDelos 1774 is cited as the inscription on the building’s exterior. I think the photograph is of a statue base, iDelos 1779.

    • Phil Harland says:
      June 1, 2016 / Reply

      Hello Becky. Thanks so much for noticing this mistake in identifying the photograph. You are right that the photo is a close-up for IDelos 1779, and so I have moved that to where it belongs.

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