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Dedication of a Temple and Statues by Italian Hermaists (57/56 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands

Delos (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), 57/56 BCE
IDelos 1737 = IDelosChoix 164 = PHI 64177 = AGRW ID# 21365
Copenhagen Inventory info: 890


Base of white marble (28.5 x 63 x 23 cm). Found in 1907 in the northern part of the Agora of Theophrastos.

(Latin) When L. Calpurnius Piso son of Lucius was proconsul.  (Greek) During the proconsulship of Lucius Calpurnius Piso, son of Lucius, the Hermes-devotees (Hermaistai) dedicated the temple (naos) and the statues (agalmata) to Hermes.

Translation by: Harland

L. Cal[pu]ṛṇio L. f. | Pisone proco[s]. | [ἐ]πὶ [ἀ]νθυπάτου Λ[ευκίου] | Καλπορνίου τοῦ Λ[ευκίου] || [Πε]ίσωνος, οἱ Ἑρμαισταὶ τὸν ναὸ[ν] | [κ]α̣ὶ̣ τὰ ἀγάλματα vac. Ἑρμε[ῖ].

Item added: January 9, 2016
Item modified: December 18, 2020
ID number: 21365
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