New Greek inscriptions from Akmoneia and its territory

2023-11-06

Front cover of Opuscula. Annual of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome (OpAthRom) 16, Stockholm 2023. ISSN: 2000-0898. ISBN: 978-91-977799-5-1. Softcover, 268 pages. https://doi.org/10.30549/opathrom-16Opuscula 16 is published by the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome. Distributed by Eddy.se AB. View volume at ERIH PLUS. All content available with open access.

New Greek inscriptions from Akmoneia and its territory

By Hüseyin Uzunoğlu & N. Eda Akyürek Şahin

Abstract

This paper publishes nine new inscriptions copied during the archaeo­logical surveys conducted in the Phrygian city of Akmoneia and in its territory between 2014 and 2017. Even though there have been no systematic excavations to date, the city is remarkable due to its rich epigraphic documentation. The new finds make a notable contribution to this. Of the nine inscriptions published here, one (No. 1) concerns the erection of the statues of Koros, the goddesses, as well as of the sacred council, by a certain Hierokles, the priest and the agonothete of the Great Asklepieia. In another inscription (No. 2), a woman called Flavia Hedeia, the daughter of Flavius Montanus of consular rank and the wife of Sallius Aristainetos of consular rank, is honoured by her foster-parents. We attempt to identify Flavius Montanus through some related inscriptions already published from the city and thereby propose a dating in the mid-3rd century AD. Nos. 3–6 are grave inscriptions and they all date from the Roman Imperial period except for No. 6. Even though the remaining inscriptions (Nos. 7–9) consist of fragmentary texts carved on architrave blocks, they still provide valuable information, such as proving the existence of a gymnasium, as well as a fountain house in Akmoneia.

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Bibliographical information

Hüseyin Uzunoğlu & N. Eda Akyürek Şahin, ‘New Greek inscriptions from Akmoneia and its territory’, Opuscula. Annual of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome (OpAthRom) 16, Stockholm 2023, 169-182. ISSN: 2000-0898. ISBN: 978-91-977799-5-1. Softcover, 268 pages. https://doi.org/10.30549/opathrom-16-08

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