Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Honors (frag.) by Athenians and Foreigners for Epigenes (166-125 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands

Delos (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), 166-125 BCE
IDelos 1644 = PHI 64083 = AGRW ID# 21102


Part of a statue base of gray marble found some metres to the south of the gateway of the temple of Apollo (63 x 59 x 53 cm). In the Delos Museum in 1937 (inv. Ε 199). 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 Athenians, (?) . . . the foreigners (xenoi) and the (remaining contributors lost) . . . set this up for . . . Epigenes son of Dios (?) . . . from Melite subdivision, who was the supervisor of Delos. . .

Translation by: Harland

[Ἐπιγένην Δίου] Μελιτέα ἐ[πι]|[μελητὴν] Δήλου γενόμενον vac. | [Ἀθηναίων καὶ?] τῶν ξένων ο[ἱ] | [— —]ΟΥΤΕ[— —]||[— —]Ε[— —].

Item added: January 4, 2016
Item modified: February 19, 2016
ID number: 21102
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