Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Honors by Athenians, Romans, Merchants and Shippers for Menophilos (124/123 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands


Delos (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map)
IDelos 1647 = PHI 64086  = ID# 21109

 124/123 BCE

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Part of a base of white marble (85 x 55 x 61 cm). 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 settlers (hoi katoikountes) in Delos, the resident (hoi parepidēmountes) Romans, and the merchants (emporoi) and shippers (nauklēroi) set this up for Menophilos son of Lykophron from Sounion subdivision, who was supervisor of the trading-station, on account of his virtue and righteousness.  This was dedicated to Apollo.

Hephaistion son of Myron, Athenian, made this.

Translation by: Harland



Μηνόφιλος Λυκόφρονος Σουνιέα, | ἐμπορίου ἐπιμελητὴν γενόμενον | ἐν τῶι ἐπὶ Νικίου καὶ Ἰσιγένου ἄρχοντος | ἐνιαυτῶι, Ἀθηναίων οἱ κατοικοῦντες || ἐν Δήλωι καὶ Ῥωμαίων οἱ παρεπιδημοῦντες | {καὶ οἱ} ἔμποροι καὶ ναύκληροι, ἀρετῆς ἕνεκεν | καὶ δικαιοσύνης vac. Ἀπόλλωνι. | Ἡφαιστίων Μύρωνος Ἀθηναῖος ἐποίει.

Item added: January 4, 2016
Item modified: January 5, 2016
ID number: 21109
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