Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Honors by Romans, Merchants, and Shippers for the Banker Gerillanus (ca. 100 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands


Delos (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), ca. 100 BCE
IDelos 1726 = PHI 64166  = ID# 21286


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Cornice from a large base (40 x 97 x 98 cm; inv. Ε 214).

The Athenian, Roman, and other Greek settlers (katoikountes) on Delos and the merchants (emporoi) and shippers (nauklēroi) set this up for . . . Maraeus Gerillanus (?) . . . son of Maraeus, Roman working as a banker on Delos, because of his virtue and generosity towards them.  This was dedicated to Apollo.

Translation by: Harland



[Μαραῖον Γερι]λ̣λανὸν Μαραίου υἱὸν | [Ῥωμαῖ]ο̣ν, τραπεζιτεύοντα ἐν Δήλωι, | [Ἀθηνα]ῖ̣οι καὶ Ῥωμαῖοι καὶ οἱ λοιποὶ | [Ἕλλ]ηνες οἱ κατοικοῦντες ἐν Δήλωι || [κ]α̣ὶ̣ ἔμποροι καὶ ναύκληροι, ἀρετῆς | ἕνεκεν καὶ καλοκἀγαθίας, Ἀπόλλωνι.

Item added: January 8, 2016
Item modified: February 19, 2016
ID number: 21286
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