Delos (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), 85-78 BCE
= PHI 64099
= AGRW ID# 21174
Part of a base of white marble (81 x 51 x 43 cm). Found in 1878 west of the temple of Apollo (inv. Ε 66). 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 resident (parepidēmountes) merchants (emporoi) and shippers (nauklēroi) set this up for Titus Manlius . . . Torquatus (?) . . . son of Titus, on account of the virtue he demonstrated towards them. This was dedicated to Apollo, Artemis, and Leto. . . .The supervisor Nikanor son of Nikanor of Leukonion subdivision planned the production and dedication (?).
Translation by: Harland
Ἀθηναίων καὶ Ῥωμαίων | καὶ τῶν ἄλλων Ἑλλήνων | οἱ κατοικοῦντες̣ ἐν Δήλω[ι] | [κα]ὶ ο̣ἱ παρεπιδημ[ο]ῦ[ν]τες || ἔμποροι καὶ ναύκληροι | [Τ]ίτον Μάνλιον Τίτου υἱὸν | [— — —]ΑΙΟΝ ἀρετῆς ἕνεκ[εν] | τῆς εἰς ἑαυτούς, Ἀπό[λ]|λωνι, Ἀρτέμιδι, Λητοῖ, || [π]ρ̣ον[οηθέντο]ς [τῆς κατασ]|[κευῆς καὶ ἀναθέσεως τοῦ] | [ἐπιμελητ]οῦ [Νικάνορος τ]οῦ | [Νικάνο]ρος Λευκον[οέως].
Item added: January 5, 2016
Item modified: January 5, 2016
ID number: 21174
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Category: 4) Greek Islands
, a) Southwestern islands (off Attica)
, c) Ethnic / immigrant association
, d) 1st century BCE
, Dedication inscription
, Epigram / poem
, f) Occupational guild (excluding those below)
, Honorary inscription
, Royal or Imperial official or king / emperor
, Statue or statue base