Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Honors by Greeks, Romans, Merchants and Shippers (I BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands

Delos (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), II CE
IDelos 1642 = T. Homolle, "Dédicaces déliennes," BCH 3 (1879) 360–381, at 372-373 (no. 13) = PHI 64081 = AGRW ID# 21092


Part of a statue base of white marble with crowns in relief (77.5 x 50 x 40.5 cm). Found a few metres west of the temple of Artemis. 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, Roman, and other Greek settlers (katoikountes) and the merchants (emporoi) and shippers (nauklēroi) who sail to the island dedicated this for the sake of virtue and piety to Apollo, Artemis and Leto.

(crown 1) The People of Andros.
(crown 2) The People of Naxos.
(crown 3) The People of Athens.
(crown 4) The People of Tenos.
(crown 5) The People of Syros.

Translation by: Harland

Ἀθηναίων καὶ Ῥωμαίων | καὶ τῶν ἄλλων Ἑλλήνων | οἱ κατοικοῦντες ἐν Δήλωι | καὶ οἱ καταπλέοντες εἰς || τὴν νῆσον ἔμποροι καὶ ναύ|κληροι, ἀρετῆς ἕνεκεν καὶ | εὐσεβείας, Ἀπόλλωνι, | Ἀρτέμιδι, Λητοῖ. |
{in crown 1, starting at line 9:} ὁ δῆ||μος ὁ Ἀν|δρίων.
{in crown 2, starting at line 12:} ὁ δῆ|μος ὁ Να|ξίων.
{in crown 3, starting at line 15:} ὁ δῆμος | ὁ Ἀθηναί|ων.
{in crown 4, starting at line 18:} ὁ δῆ|[μ]ος ὁ Τη||νίων.
{in crown 5, starting at line 21:} ὁ δῆ|[μ]ος ὁ Συ|ρίων.

Item added: January 4, 2016
Item modified: January 5, 2016
ID number: 21092
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