Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Honors (frag.) by Athenians, Romans, and Merchants for Dionysios (after 166 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands


Delos (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), after 166 BCE
IDelos 1655 = PHI 64094  = ID# 21148


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Two fragments from a base (23 x 30 cm). In the gateway of the Artemis sanctuary in 1937 (inv. Ε 62 αβ). 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 and Roman . . . settlers (katoikountes) (?) . . . on Delos and the merchants (emporoi). . . who sail into the trading station set this up for Dionysios . . .

Translation by: Harland



Ἀθην̣αίων καὶ Ῥωμαίω[ν οἱ κατοικοῦντες] | ἐν Δ̣[ή]λωι καὶ οἱ ἔνποροι [οἱ καταπλέοντες] | εἰς [τὸ] ἐνπ[ό]ρ̣ιον Διονύσι[ον — — —].

Item added: January 5, 2016
Item modified: January 5, 2016
ID number: 21148
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