Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Honors by Berytians for Two Benefactors with a Dedication of an Exedra (153-88 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands


Delos (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), 153-88 BCE
IDelos 1781 = PHI 64221  = ID# 21596


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Orthostat of a large exedra (curved decorative bench) built into the short wall of the building of the Berytians (74 x 65 cm; inv. Ε 112 ab).

(left column) . . . The association (koinon) of Berytian Poseidon-devotees (Poseidoniastai) consisting of merchants (emporoi), shippers (nauklēroi), and (?) . . . warehouse-workers (egdocheis) honored . . . Name, benefactor . . . on account of the goodwill which he continues to have towards the ancestral gods (?).  (crown) The association.

(middle column) (crown) The association.  (crown) The association.

(right column)  The association (koinon) of Berytian Poseidon-devotees (Poseidoniastai) consisting of merchants (emporoi), shippers (nauklēroi), and (?) . . . warehouse-workers (egdocheis) honored . . . Name son of Diophantos. . . (remainder lost).

Translation by: Harland



{left column, line 1} [τὸ κοινὸν Βηρυτίων Ποσειδωνια]στῶν | [ἐμπόρων καὶ ναυκλήρων καὶ ἐγδ]οχέων | [— — —]δώρου | [— — — εὐ]εργέτην || [εὐνοίας ἕνεκεν ἧς ἔχ]ων διατελεῖ | [θεοῖς πατρί]οις | {crown} τὸ κοινόν.

{middle column, line 1} {crown} | τὸ κοινόν. | vac. | {crown} || τὸ κοινόν.

{right column, line 1} τὸ κοινὸν Βηρ̣[υτί]ων Πο[σειδωνιαστῶν] | ἐμπ[όρων καὶ ναυκ]λήρων [καὶ ἐγδοχέων] | Ἀρ̣τ̣[— — —] Δι[ο]φάντ̣[ου] | Τ[— — —]σ̣ί̣ο̣υ Τ[— — — ]

Item added: January 19, 2016
Item modified: January 19, 2016
ID number: 21596
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