Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Honors (frag.) by Athenians, Romans, and Foreigners for an Island Supervisor (before 118/117 BCE) Delos - Southwestern islands

Delos (Southwestern islands, Aegean Islands — Pleiades map), before 118/117 BCE
IDelos 1651 = GIBM II 368 = CIG 2288 = PHI 64090 = AGRW ID# 21138


Block of marble. Found several metres north of the building of l'École Française. Now in the British Museum. 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 foreign settlers (katoikountes) on Delos set this up for . . . Name son of Zenon from Athmonon subdivision, who was supervisor of Delos, on account of his virtue and righteousness.

Translation by: Harland

[— — —ό]δ[ω]ρον Ζήνωνος | [Ἀθ]μονέα, ἐπιμελητὴ[ν] | [Δή]λου γενόμενον, | [Ἀθ]ηναίων καὶ Ῥ<ω>μαίω[ν] || [καὶ τ]ῶν ἄλλων ξένω[ν] | [οἱ κ]ατο̣ι̣κ̣ο̣ῦντες | ἐν Δήλωι, ἀρετῆς | ἕνεκεν καὶ δικαιοσύν[ης] | ἀνέθηκαν.

Item added: January 5, 2016
Item modified: January 5, 2016
ID number: 21138
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