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Billienus, C.
(118 words)

[German version]

The Roman proconsul B. was privately honoured c. 100 BC on  Delos by a marble statue in armour, with a plinth in the form of the bow of a ship (height c. 235 cm), placed in front of the east wall of the Stoa of  Antigonus [2] Gonatas. It was found in situ during the French excavations in 1909, its arms, head and left lower leg missing. Today the name B. is associated with the very first armoured statue to which a name can be ascribed with certainty.

Bibliography

J. Marcadé, Au Musée de Délos, 1969, 134, 329-333, pl. 75

K. Tuchelt, Frühe Denkmäler Roms i…

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Hurschmann, Rolf (Hamburg), “Billienus, C.”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 11 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12220310>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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