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Dedication to Pistis (Faith) by Competaliasts (98/97 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands


Delos (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), 98/97 BCE
IDelos 1761 = SIG 727 = PHI 64201  = ID# 7330


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Base of blue marble found in the round building in the Agora of the Competaliasts (105 x 42 x 31 cm; inv. Ε 50).

Archelaos Pomponius (freedman or slave) of Gaius and of Gnaius; Herodotos Clodius (freedman or slave) of Decimus; Sosigenes (freedman or slave) of Theodoros from Neapolis; Kleomenes Egnatius (freedman or slave) of Publius, of Gaius and of Gnaius; Zeuxis Audius (freedman or slave) of Lucius; Publius Corvius (freedman or slave) of Quintus and of Philokles, Prothymos Granius (freedman or slave) of Sporius; Antiochos Pakonios (freedman or slave) of Lucius; and, Hercleon Tullius (freedman or slave) of Quintus, who were the Competaliasts (kompetaliastai), dedicated the (statue of) Pistis (i.e. “Faith” personified) to the gods when Medeios son of Medios from Piraeus was supervisor (epimelētēs) of the island.

Menodoros son of Phainandros of Mallos made this.

Translation by: Harland



Ἀρχέλα̣[ο]ς Πομπώνιος | Γαίου καὶ Γ<ν>αίου, | Ἡρόδοτος vv Κλώδιος | Δέ[κμ]ου, || Σωσιγένης Θεοδώρου | Νεαπολίτης, | Κλεομένης vac. Ἐγνάτιος | Ποπλίου vac. Γαίου vac. Γναίου, | Ζεῦξις vac. Αὔδιος Λευκίου, || Πόπλιος Κορούιος | Κοίντου vac. Φιλοκλῆς, | Πρόθυμος vac. Γράνιος | Σπορίου, | Ἀντίοχος vac. Πακώνιος || Λευκίου, | Ἡρακλέων vac. Τύλλιος | Κοίντου, | κομπεταλιασταὶ γενόμενοι | τὴν Πίστιν v θεοῖς v ἀνέθηκαν || ἐπὶ ἐπιμελητοῦ vac. τῆς νήσου | Μηδείου vac. τοῦ Μηδείου vac. Πειραιέως. | Μηνόδωρος Φαινάνδρου Μαλλώτης ἐποίει.

IDelos 1761: Dedication of a Statue of Pistis by the Competaliasts.
Photo © Claire Tuan 2012.

Item added: December 7, 2012
Item modified: February 19, 2016
ID number: 7330
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