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Honors by Berytians for Demokles (153-88 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands

Delos (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), 153-88 BCE
IDelos 1780 = PHI 64220 = AGRW ID# 5983


Large block of white marble found in the building of the Berytians (70 x 61 x 56 cm; inv. Ε 111). The names of the institutions and groups that honored Demokles appear inside reliefs of crowns.

(A: Eastern face)

. . . The association (koinon) of Berytian (?) . . .  merchants (emporoi), shippers (nauklēroi), and warehousemen (egdocheis) honored Demokles son of Demophon, the benefactor, on account of his goodwill and love of honor.

(crown)  The Athenian People.  (crown)  The association.  (crown)  The Athenian People.

(crown)  The association.  (crown)  The association.  (crown) The association.

This was done when Apollodoros son of Apollophanes, the benefactor, was priest.

(B: Northern face)

(three crowns in one)  The association.

(C: Southern face)

(six crowns in three)  The association.

Translation by: Harland

(Eastern face) [τὸ κοινὸν Βηρυτίων ἐμ]πόρων | καὶ ναυκλή[ρων καὶ] ἐγδοχέων | Δημοκλῆν Δημοφῶντος τὸν | εὐεργέτην εὐνοίας ἕνεκεν καὶ || φιλοτιμίας.

(crown) ὁ δῆμος ὁ Ἀθηναίων. | (crown) τὸ κοινόν. | (crown) ὁ δ[ῆμος] ||

ὁ Ἀ[θηναίων]. | (crown) τὸ κοινόν. | (crown) τὸ κοινόν. | (crown) τὸ κοινόν. | ἐπὶ ἱερέως Ἀπολ[λοδώρου τοῦ Ἀπολ]λοφάνου εὐε[ργέτου].

(Northern face) {3 crowns, in one:} τὸ κοινόν.

(Southern face) {6 crowns, in three:} τὸ κοινόν.

Item added: November 12, 2012
Item modified: April 18, 2018
ID number: 5983
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