Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Honors by Romans, Greeks, Merchants, and Shippers for Manlius (85-78 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands

Delos (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), 85-78 BCE
IDelos 1660 = PHI 64099 = AGRW ID# 21174


Part of a base of white marble (81 x 51 x 43 cm). Found in 1878 west of the temple of Apollo (inv. Ε 66). 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 resident (parepidēmountes) merchants (emporoi) and shippers (nauklēroi) set this up for Titus Manlius . . . Torquatus (?) . . . son of Titus, on account of the virtue he demonstrated towards them.  This was dedicated to Apollo, Artemis, and Leto.   . . .The supervisor Nikanor son of Nikanor of Leukonion subdivision planned the production and dedication (?).

Translation by: Harland

Ἀθηναίων καὶ Ῥωμαίων | καὶ τῶν ἄλλων Ἑλλήνων | οἱ κατοικοῦντες̣ ἐν Δήλω[ι] | [κα]ὶ ο̣ἱ παρεπιδημ[ο]ῦ[ν]τες || ἔμποροι καὶ ναύκληροι | [Τ]ίτον Μάνλιον Τίτου υἱὸν | [— — —]ΑΙΟΝ ἀρετῆς ἕνεκ[εν] | τῆς εἰς ἑαυτούς, Ἀπό[λ]|λωνι, Ἀρτέμιδι, Λητοῖ, || [π]ρ̣ον[οηθέντο]ς [τῆς κατασ]|[κευῆς καὶ ἀναθέσεως τοῦ] | [ἐπιμελητ]οῦ [Νικάνορος τ]οῦ | [Νικάνο]ρος Λευκον[οέως].

Item added: January 5, 2016
Item modified: January 5, 2016
ID number: 21174
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