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Honors by Merchants and Shippers for Epigenes (126/125 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands

Delos (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), 126/125 BCE
IDelos 1703 = PHI 64143 = AGRW ID# 21223


Parts of a base of white marble (124 x 64 x 55 cm). Found in the portico of Philip (inv. Ε 189).

The merchants (emporoi) and shippers (nauklēroi) set this up for Epigenes son of Dios from Melite subdivision, who was supervisor of Delos, because of his virtue and righteousness.  This was dedicated to Apollo.

Boethos and Theodotos made this.

Translation by: Harland

[οἱ ἔ]μποροι κα[ὶ να]ύ[κληρ]οι | [Ἐπιγ]έ̣νην Δίου Μελιτέα, | [ἐπιμ]ε̣λητὴν γενόμενον [Δ]ήλ[ου], | [ἀρετῆ]ς ἕνεκεν καὶ δικαιοσύνη[ς] || Ἀπόλλωνι. | Βόηθος καὶ Θεοδόσιος ἐποίησαν.

Item added: January 6, 2016
Item modified: January 6, 2016
ID number: 21223
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