Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

An expanding collection of inscriptions, papyri, and other sources in translation (run by Philip A. Harland)

Honors by Athenians, Romans, and Foreigners for Theophrastos (126/125 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands

Delos (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), 126/125 BCE
IDelos 1646 = CIG 2286 = PHI 64085 = AGRW ID# 21107


Marble monument. 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 Athenians, the Romans, and the other foreigners (xenoi) who are settled and resident in Delos set this up for Theophrastos son of Herakleitos from Acharnai subdivision, who was supervisor of Delos, on account of his virtue, goodness, and piety towards the gods.  This was dedicated to Apollo.

Translation by: Harland

Θεόφραστον Ἡρακλείτου Ἀχαρνέα, | ἐπιμελητὴν Δήλου γενόμενον, Ἀθηναίων | καὶ Ῥωμαίων καὶ τῶν ἄλλων ξένων | [οἱ] κατοικοῦντες καὶ παρεπιδημοῦντες ἐν Δήλωι, || ἀρετῆς ἕνεκεν καὶ καλοκἀγαθίας καὶ τῆς πρὸς τοὺς | θεοὺς εὐσεβείας ἀνέθηκαν Ἀπόλλωνι.

Item added: January 4, 2016
Item modified: January 5, 2016
ID number: 21107
Short link address:

Leave a Question, Comment or Correction

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *