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Honors by Athenians, Romans, and Other Greeks for the Priest Ammonios (103-101 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands

Delos (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), 103-101 BCE
IDelos 1656 = PHI 64095 = AGRW ID# 21150


Base of white marble. Found in the northeastern section of the portico of Antigone (inv. Ε 130). 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 residents (parepidēmountes) on Delos set this up for Ammonios son of Ammonios from Pambotidai subdivision, who was priest of Apollo, on account of his virtue, righteousness, and piety concerning Apollo, his temple, and the other gods.  This was dedicated to Apollo.

Demostratos son of Demostratos, Athenian, made this.

Translation by: Harland

Ἀμμώνιον Ἀμμωνίου Παμβωτάδην, | Ἀπόλλωνος ἱερέα γενόμενον, | Ἀθηναίων καὶ Ῥωμαίων καὶ τῶν ἄλλων Ἑλλήνων | οἱ κατοικοῦντες καὶ παρεπιδημοῦντες ἐν Δήλωι || ἀρετῆς ἕνεκα καὶ δικαιοσύνης | καὶ τῆς περὶ τὸν Ἀπόλλω καὶ τὸ ἱερὸν | καὶ τοὺς ἄλλους θεοὺς εὐσεβείας | Ἀπόλλωνι. | Δημόστρατος Δημοστράτου Ἀθηναῖος ἐποίε̣[ι].

Item added: January 5, 2016
Item modified: January 5, 2016
ID number: 21150
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