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Dedication to Apollo by Berytians (ca. 122-121 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands

Delos (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), 122-121 BCE
IDelos 1777 = Picard 1921, 133 (figure 110) = PHI 64217 = AGRW ID# 5979
Copenhagen Inventory info: 9


Large plaque of white marble (75 x 135 x 20 cm). Found in 1904 southeast of the Agora of Theophrastos (inv. Ε 49).

Τhe association (koinon) of Berytians who are merchants (emporoi), shippers (nauklēroi), and warehousemen (egdocheis) in Delos dedicated this to Apollo for the Athenian People because of the virtue and goodwill which it (i.e. the People) continues to have toward them (i.e. the Berytians).  This was done when Nikodemos was Athenian leader (archon).

Translation by: Harland

τὸ κοινὸν Βηρυτίων τῶν ἐν Δήλωι ἐμπόρων | καὶ ναυκλήρων καὶ ἐγδοχέων τὸν δῆμον | τὸν Ἀθηναίων ἀρετῆς ἕνεκεν καὶ εὐνοίας | ἧς ἔχων διατελεῖ εἰς αὑτὸ[[υς]] Ἀπόλλωνι. vac. || ἄρχοντος Ἀθήνησιν Νικοδήμου | ἀνέθηκεν.

Item added: November 12, 2012
Item modified: November 14, 2020
ID number: 5979
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