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Dedication of a Temple to Mercury and Maia by Italian Hermaists (ca. 140 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands


Delos (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map)
IDelos 1731 = IDelosChoix 86 = PHI 64171  = ID# 21309

 ca. 140 BCE

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Architrave blocks from a small temple with two inscriptions (21 x 29 cm each block, for a total of about 4 metres in total; inv. Ε 261). The temple was probably located near the Agora of the Competaliasts

(A: Latin)

Manius Marcius son (or: freedman [?]) of Manius, Nemerius Obellius son (or: freedman [?]) of Manius, . . . Name freedman of Gaius (?), Marcus Lollius . . . son (or: freedman [?]) of Quintus, Spurius Anicius son (or: freedman [?]) of M., . . . Name freedman of Nemerius.  The magistrates (magistreis) set this up for Mercury and Maia.

(B: Greek)

Manius Marcius son (or: freedman [?]) of Manius, Nemerius Obellius son (or: freedman [?]) of Manius, . . . Name freedman of Gaius [?], Marcus Lollius . . . son (or: freedman [?]) of Quintus, Spurius Anicius son (or: freedman [?]) of M., . . . Name freedman of Nemerius.  The Hermes-devotees (Hermaistai) dedicated this temple (naos) for Hermes and Maia.

Translation by: Harland



{A} M'. M[arcius M'. f. {l.?}, N. Obellius M. {M'.?} f. {l.?}, — — —]ius G. l., | M. Lo[llius Q. f. {l.?}, Sp. Anicius M. {M'.} f. {l.?}, — — —]us N. f. | ma[gistreis Mercurio et Maiae — — — fe]c̣erun[t].

{B, line 1} Μάνιος Μαάρκιος Μανίου, Νε[μ]έ[ριος Ὀ]βέλλιος Μα[— —, — —ιος Γαίου], | Μάαρκος Λόλλιος Κοίντου, Σπόρι[ος] Ἀνίκιος Μ[— —, — —ιος Νεμερίου], | οἱ Ἑρμαισταὶ Ἑρμεῖ καὶ Μαίαι τὸν να[ὸν ἀνέθηκαν].

Item added: January 8, 2016
Item modified: January 14, 2016
ID number: 21309
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