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Dedication to Hermes by Publius Arellius (ca. 113 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands

Delos (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), ca. 113 BCE
IDelos 1804 = PHI 64244 = AGRW ID# 22355


Small base of white marble (24 x 30 x 24 cm). Found in 1907 in the wall of a late house in the vicinity of the collonaded hall. The present Publius Arellius freedman of Quintus (freedman is supplied based on the following suggestion) may be identified with the man of the same name attested in another inscription as a member of the Italian devotees of Hermes, Apollo and Poseidon (IDelos 1753, line 7), and his role in the present inscription as announcer or herald may or may not relate to participation in that association.

Publius Arellius freedman of Quintus, Roman, announcer (kērux), dedicated this as a thanksgiving to Hermes.

Translation by: Harland

[Π]όπλιος Ἀρέλ|[λι]ος Κοίντου | [Ῥω]μαῖος κῆρυξ | [Ἑρ]μεῖ χαριστήριον.

Item added: February 3, 2016
Item modified: February 3, 2016
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