Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Honors by Romans, Merchants, and Shippers for Alexandros (54/53 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands

Delos (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), 54/53 BCE
IDelos 1662 = IDelosChoix 165 = CIG 2287 = PHI 64101 = AGRW ID# 21179


Based on a copy by Chandler. 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 and Roman settlers (katoikountes) on Delos and the merchants (emporoi) and shippers (nauklēroi) set this up for Alexandros son of Polykleitos of Phlya subdivision, because of his virtue and righteousness when he was supervisor of Delos during the year when Zenon was civic leader (archon).  This was dedicated to Apollo.

Translation by: Harland

Ἀθηναίων καὶ [Ῥωμ]αίων οἱ | κατοικοῦντες ἐν Δήλωι | καὶ οἱ ἔμποροι καὶ ναύκληροι | Ἀλέξανδρον Πολυκλείτου Φλυέα, || ἀρετῆς ἕνεκεν καὶ δικαιοσύνης, | ἐπιμελητὴν Δήλου γενόμενον | ἐν τῶι ἐπὶ Ζήνωνος ἄρχοντος ἐνιαυ|τῶι | Ἀπόλλωνι.

Item added: January 5, 2016
Item modified: January 5, 2016
ID number: 21179
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