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Honors by Romans, Greeks, Merchants, and Shippers for Asklepiades (ca. 70 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands

Delos (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), ca. 70 BCE
IDelos 1661 = PHI 64100 = AGRW ID# 21177


Part of a pedestal (82 x 52 x 83 cm). Located west of the portico of Philip (inv. Ε 272). 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) on Delos and the merchants (emporoi) and shippers (nauklēroi) who sail in have honored Asklepiades of Antiochis subdivision, Athenian, with three gold crowns and bronze images because of his virtue, righteousness, and love of honor with respect to the safety and security of the island.  This was dedicated to Apollo, Artemis, and Leto.  (3 laurel wreaths)

Translation by: Harland

Ἀσκληπιάδην Ἀντιόχου Ἀ[θη]|ναῖον οἱ κατοικοῦντες ἐν Δή|λωι Ἀθηναίων καὶ Ῥωμαίων καὶ | τῶν ἄλλων Ἑλλήνων καὶ ο[ἱ] || καταπλέοντες ἔνποροι κα[ὶ] | ναύκληροι, τιμηθέντα τρὶς | χρυσοῖς στεφάνοις καὶ εἰκό|σιν χαλκαῖς, ἀρετῆς ἕνεκεν | καὶ δικαιοσύνης καὶ φιλοτι||μίας τῆς περὶ τὴν ἀσφά|λειαν καὶ φυλακὴν τῆς νή|σου, Ἀπόλλωνι, Ἀρτέμιδι, | Λητοῖ. | {3 laurel wreaths}

Item added: January 5, 2016
Item modified: January 5, 2016
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