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Dedication to Herakles by Italian Devotees of Mercury, Apollo and Neptune (97 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands

Delos (Southwestern islands, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 97 BCE
IDelos 1757 = SIG 726 = PHI 64197 = AGRW ID# 21485
Copenhagen Inventory info: 890


Plaque of white marble (13 x 140 x 97 cm). Found in 1879 in the Agora of the Italians (inv. Ε 77).

Those who were devotees of Hermes, Apollo and Poseidon set up the (statue of) Herakles when Gnaius Cornelius Lentulus and Publius Licinius Crassus were consuls and when Medeios son of Medeios from Piraeus was supervisor of the island.   They set it up, consecrating it for Herakles and the Italians.

Translation by: Harland

Ἑρμαισταί, Ἀπολλωνιασταί, Ποσειδωνιασταὶ οἱ γενόμενοι ἐπὶ ὑπάτων | Γναίου Κορνηλίου Λεντόλου καὶ Ποπλίου Λικινίου Κράσσου, ἐπὶ ἐπιμελητοῦ | δὲ τῆς νήσου Μηδείου τοῦ Μηδείου Πειραιέως, vac. τὸν Ἡρακλῆν vac. ἀνέθηκαν | ἀφιερώσαντες Ἡρακλεῖ καὶ Ἰταλικοῖς.

Item added: January 15, 2016
Item modified: December 18, 2020
ID number: 21485
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