At the time of this inscription, Silanus was the proquaestor of M.Antonius in Greece, but he went over to Octavian before the battle of Actium. Little is known about the league of central Greek states who made this dedication, but there was a trend at this time for previously independent states to join together to create large federations; see F.W.Walbank, "Polybius, Rome and the Hellenistic World", pp.149-150 ( Google Books ).
The league of the Boeotians, Euboeans, Locrians, Phocians and Dorians dedicated this statue of Marcus Junius Silanus, son of Marcus and grandson of Marcus, proquaestor, who was their saviour and benefactor, to the gods.
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