Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Honors by Merchants and Workers for Maraeus Gerillanus (ca. 100 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands

Delos (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), ca. 100 BCE
IDelos 1725 = IDelosChoix 138 = PHI 64165 = AGRW ID# 21283


Large base found in the northern part of the Rectangular (Tetragonon) Agora (100 x 72 x 65 cm; inv. Ε 300).

The merchants (emporoi) and those working (hoi ergazomenoi) in the Rectangular Market set this up for Maraeus Gerillanus son of Maraeus, Roman working as a banker on Delos, because of his generosity towards them.  This was dedicated to Apollo, Artemis, and Leto.  Agasias son of Menophilos, Ephesian, made this.

Translation by: Harland

οἱ ἔμποροι καὶ οἱ τὴν τετράγωνον ἐργαζόμενοι | Μαραῖον Γεριλλανὸν Μαραίου υἱὸν Ῥωμαῖον | τραπεζιτεύοντα ἐν Δήλωι | [καλοκ]ἀγαθίας ἕνεκεν τῆς εἰς ἑαυτούς, || [Ἀ]πόλλωνι, Ἀρτέμιδι, Λητοῖ. | Ἀγασίας Μ̣[ηνοφίλου Ἐφέσι]ο̣ς̣ ἐποίει.

IDelos 1725. Copyright Claire Tuan, 2016.

IDelos 1725.
Photo © Claire Tuan 2016.

Item added: January 8, 2016
Item modified: February 3, 2016
ID number: 21283
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