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Dedication to Apollo and Hermes by Workers in the Rectangular Market (99/98 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands

Delos (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), 99/98 BCE
IDelos 1709 = PHI 64149 = AGRW ID# 21237


Large cylindrical base (130 cm x 70-100 cm diameter). Found in 1883 in the northern portico of the Rectangular (Tetragonon) Agora (inv. Ε 291). It is not clear whether these workers formed an ongoing association with some structure.

Those working (hoi ergazomenoi) in the Rectangular Market set this up for the Roman People, for the Athenian People, and for themselves and the merchants (emporoi).  This was dedicated to Apollo and Hermes.

This was done when Polykleitos son of Alexandros from Phlya subdivision was supervisor of the island and when Diophantes son of Aristokles from Marathon subdivision and Therocharis son of Hestiaios from Kerameon were in charge of the sacred rites.

Translation by: Harland

οἱ τὴν τετράγωνον ἐργαζόμενοι | ὑπὲρ τοῦ δήμου τοῦ Ῥωμαίων | καὶ τοῦ δήμου τοῦ Ἀθηναίων | καὶ ὑπὲρ ἑαυτῶν καὶ τῶν ἐμπόρων || Ἀπόλλωνι καὶ Ἑρμεῖ. | ἐπὶ ἐπιμελητοῦ τῆς νήσου | Πολυκλείτου τοῦ Ἀλεξάνδρου | Φλυέως, καὶ τῶν ἐπὶ τὰ ἱερὰ | Διοφάντου τοῦ Ἀριστοκλέους Μαραθωνίου || Θεοχάριδος τοῦ Ἑστιαίου ἐκ Κεραμέω<ν>.

IDelos 1709 close with two shots joined to show full inscription

IDelos 1709 (with both halves of inscription spliced together).
Photo © Claire Tuan 2012.

IDelos 1709 (context). Photo © Claire Tuan 2012.

IDelos 1709 (context).

Photo © Claire Tuan 2012.

Item added: January 7, 2016
Item modified: February 4, 2016
ID number: 21237
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