Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Honors by Athenians, Romans, and Greeks for Drakon (112/111 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands


Delos (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map)
IDelos 1653 = PHI 64092  = ID# 21143

 112/111 BCE

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Part of a circular base of white marble (69 x 59 cm diameter). Found northeast of the agora of Theophrastos in 1907 (inv. Ε 29). These groups may be temporary formations for the purpose of providing honors, rather than ongoing associations with clear organizations. However, we do know that immigrants (esp. Romans), merchants, and shippers did regularly form more permanent associations on Delos and elsewhere, so this is also a possibility with some of these groups here.

The Athenian, Roman, and other Greek settlers (katoikountes) and residents (parepidēmountes) . . . on Delos set this up for. . . Drakon (?) . . . son of Ophelos from Bate subdivision, who was supervisor on Delos. . .   This was dedicated to Apollo, Artemis, and Leto (?). . .

Translation by: Harland



Δ[ράκοντα Ὀ]φέλου Βατῆθεν, | ἐπι[μελητὴν] Δήλου γενόμεν[ον], | Ἀθ[ηναίων κ]αὶ Ῥωμαίων κ[αὶ] | τῶν [ἄλλων Ἑλλή]νων οἱ κατοικ[οῦν]||τε[ς καὶ παρεπ]ιδημοῦντ[ες ἐν] | [Δήλωι Ἀπόλλωνι, Ἀρτέμιδι, Λητοῖ?]. | vac.

Item added: January 5, 2016
Item modified: January 5, 2016
ID number: 21143
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