Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Honors by Workers for the Legate Billienus (late I BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands


Delos (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), late I BCE
IDelos 1710 = C. Picard, "Le sculpteur Agasias d’Éphèse à Délos," BCH 34 (1910) 538–548, at 538-539 (no. 1) = CIG 2285b = PHI 64150  = ID# 21241


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Statue base. In the Leiden Museum in 1937.

Those working on Delos set this up for Gaius Billienus son of Gaius, legate (presbeutēs) of the Romans, because of his benefaction towards them.

Agasias son of Menophilos, Ephesian, made this.

(added ca. 87 BCE:) Aristandros son of Skopas from Parion restored this.

Translation by: Harland



Γάιον Βιλλιῆνον Γαίου υἱόν, πρεσβευτὴν | Ῥωμαίων, οἱ ἐν Δήλωι ἐργαζόμενοι, εὐεργεσίας | ἕνεκεν τῆς εἰς ἑαυτοὺς ἀνέθηκαν. | Ἀγασίας Μηνοφίλου Ἐφέσιος ἐποίει. || {added, ca. 87 BCE:} Ἀρίστανδρος Σκόπα Πάριος ἐπεσκεύασεν.

Photo of IDelos 1710 from Picard 1910, 538 (figure 1).  Public domain.

Photo of IDelos 1710 from Picard 1910, 538 (figure 1). Public domain.

Item added: January 7, 2016
Item modified: February 19, 2016
ID number: 21241
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