Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Honors by Romans, Greeks, Merchants, and Shippers for Manius (85-78 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands


Delos (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map)
IDelos 1659 = PHI 64098  = ID# 21172

 85-78 BCE

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Part of a base of white marble (69 x 52 x 47 cm). Found in 1879 close to the temple of Apollo (inv. Ε 151). 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 Delos and the merchants (emporoi) and shippers (nauklēroi) set this up for Manius Aimilius Lepidus son of Manius, proquaestor, on account of his virtue, righteousness, and piety towards the gods.  This was dedicated to Apollo, Artemis, and Leto.  The supervisor Nikanor son of Nikanor of Leukonion subdivision planned the production and dedication.

Written/translated by: Harland



Ἀθηναίων καὶ Ῥωμαίων καὶ | τῶν ἄλλων Ἑλλήνων οἱ κα|τοικοῦντες ἐν Δήλωι καὶ | οἱ παρεπιδημοῦντες ἔμ||ποροι καὶ ναύκληροι Μάνιον Α[ἰ]|μύλιον Μανίου ὑὸν Λέπεδον | ἀ̣ντιταμίαν ἀρετῆς ἕνεκεν | καὶ δικαιοσύνης καὶ τῆς πρὸς | τοὺς θεοὺς {ευσ} εὐσεβεί||ας, Ἀπόλλωνι, Ἀρτέμι|δι, Λητοῖ, | προνοηθέντος τῆς κατασ|κευῆς καὶ ἀναθέσεως τοῦ ἐπι|μελητοῦ Νικάνορος τοῦ Νικάνο||[ρ]ος Λευκονοέως.

Item added: January 5, 2016
Item modified: January 5, 2016
ID number: 21172
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