Delos (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map)
= PHI 64093
= ID# 21146
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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Category: 4) Greek Islands
, a) Southwestern islands (off Attica)
, c) 2nd century BCE
, c) Ethnic / immigrant association
, Civic official
, Dedication inscription
, Honorary inscription
, k) New documents (not in AGRW book)
, Statue or statue base