Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Honors by Athenians, Romans, and Other Greeks for Dionysios (110/109 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands


Delos (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map)
IDelos 1654 = PHI 64093  = ID# 21146

 110/109 BCE

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Base of white marble (70 x 62 x 40 cm). Found in 1889 in the portico of Philip to the extreme south (inv. Ε 223). 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) on the island set this up for Dionysios son of Nikon . . . from Pallene subdivision (?), who was supervisor on Delos, on account of his virtue and righteousness.  This was dedicated to Apollo.

Translation by: Harland



Διονύσιον Νίκω̣[νος Παλληνέα], | ἐπιμελητὴν Δήλ̣[ου γενόμενον] | ἐν τῶι ἐπὶ Πολυκλείτ̣[ου ἄρχοντος] | ἐνιαυτῶι, Ἀθηναίων καὶ [Ῥωμαίων] || καὶ τῶν ἄλλων Ἑλλήνων οἱ κατο[ικοῦντες] | τὴν νῆσο[ν] ἀρετῆς ἕνεκεν καὶ δικαιο[σύνης] | Ἀπόλλωνι.

Item added: January 5, 2016
Item modified: January 5, 2016
ID number: 21146
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