Phrygische und lydische Denkmäler im Museum von Çeşme

Mustafa ADAK   123–130

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Abstract: When studying the epigraphic documents of Erythrai, the author noticed a number of inscriptions in the museum of Çeşme which stem from the Lydian-Phrygian region. These monuments are likely to have found their way to said museum through confiscation, as otherwise only material from the Mimas Peninsula is stored there. Eight inscriptions from Lydia had been published previously (s. appendix). The remaining four stones are presented here for the first time. The funerary stele of Damas (no. 1) originates from the upper Tempris valley, the decisive point for the geographical allocation being the remark that during his lifetime the deceased had been honoured by the goddess Hekate. This remark can be found also on some other steles from that region. The style of the fragmentary funerary stele no. 2, which was set up for an unknown married couple, is similar to that of steles manufactured in the Katakekaumene in the vicinity of Kula. The dedicatory monument no. 3, which features a diseased hand, appears to come from the same region. The funerary stele no. 4 was erected by the brothers Diogenes and Charikles for their mother. The name of the deceased women is, however, not mentioned in the otherwise complete inscription. All four monuments date from Roman imperial times.

Keywords: Lydia; Phrygia; dedications; grave monuments; Hekate.



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