Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Honors by Italian Businessmen from Alexandria for the Legate Gaius Marius (99 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands


Delos (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), 99 BCE
IDelos 1699 = IDelosChoix 107 = C. Picard, "Le sculpteur Agasias d’Éphèse à Délos," BCH 34 (1910) 538–548, at 539-541 (no.4 and figure 4) = PHI 64139  = ID# 21211


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Large base found on the north side of the Agora of the Italians (266 x 125 x 82 cm; inv. Ε 93).

(Latin) The Italians who have lived alongside the Alexandrians set this up for . . . C. Marius (?). . ., legate, because of his . . . virtue (?) . . . and benefaction.

(Greek) Agasias son of Menophilos the Ephesian made this.  The Italians who . . . lived alongside the Alexandrians. . . set this up for . . . Gaius Marius, legate, because of his virtue and benefaction.

Translation by: Harland



[C. Marium legat]um Alexandreae Italicei quei fuere | [virtut]is beneficique ergo. | Ἀγασίας Μηνοφίλου | Ἐφέσιος ἐποίει. || [Γάιον Μάριον πρεσβευ]τὴν οἱ ἐν Ἀλεξανδρείαι [παρα]|[γενόμενοι Ἰταλικ]οὶ ἀρετῆς καὶ εὐεργεσίας [ἕνεκα].

Photo of IDelos 1669 from C. Picard, “Le sculpteur Agasias d’Éphèse à Délos,” BCH 34 (1910) 541 (figure 4). Public domain.

Item added: January 5, 2016
Item modified: January 5, 2016
ID number: 21211
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