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Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 749


STATUES OF POMPEIUS AT DELOS AND SAMOS

Greek text:   IDel_1641 , IG_12.6.1.352
Date:     shortly after 65 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

Pompeius had particularly strong links with Lesbos ( through Theophanes ) and Rhodes ( through Poseidonios ), but several other Aegean islands set up statues in his honour, and they were no doubt genuinely grateful for his success in making the sea clear from pirates. For some other inscriptions honouring Pompeius, see Sherk_75.


[A]   The people of Athens [and the guild] of Pompeiasts [in Delos] dedicated this statue of [Gnaeus] Pompeius [Magnus, son of] Gnaeus, imperator, [to Apollo, Artemis (?) and Leto]; when Zenon son of Zeno... was leader of the guild, and Aulus Calvius son of . . . was convenor for life, and ... Dionysios son of Lenaios Demosios was secretary for the third time.

[B]   The people of Samos honours Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, son of Gnaeus, imperator, its benefactor and saviour . . . the city.

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