Aphrodisias in Late Antiquity 2004
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22. Honours for Flavius Constantius, governor, for building the wall; 42. Flavius Ampelius restores the gate
A lintel block with egg-and-dart moulding above two stepped fasciae (0.75 × 4.95 × 0.95); the condition of the stone appears not to have altered since it was first recorded.
22 is cut on the upper fascia, and 42 on the lower. A cross flanked by an alpha and an omega within a circle was later cut
over 22, probably at the time that 42 was cut, or perhaps when it was emended.
22: Letters: 1. 1, 0.07, 1. 2, 0.08; elongated, well-cut and regular; the Α of ἡγεμόνα was added above the line, 0.03; scroll for abbreviation.
42: 0.07; well cut; abbreviations: last letter above line in ΜΗΤΡΟΠο, ΕΛΛΟΓΙΜο, ΣΧο; scroll in Φλ(αουίου), κ(αὶ), ἰνδ(ικτίωνος)
22: AD 365/370
42: Mid fifth century
Κωστάντιον τὸν λαμπρότατον ἡγεμόνα ἡ βουλὴ καὶ ὁ δῆμος leaf
v. μετὰ τῶν ἄλλων ἔργων καὶ τὸ τεῖχος ἀναστήσαντα star
cross ἐπὶ εὐτυχίᾳ τῆς λαμπρᾶς [Σ]ταυρουπολίτων μητροπ(όλεως) καὶ τοῦτο τὸ ἔργον τῆς πύλης stop ἀναινεώθη
ἐπὶ Φλ(αουίου) Ἀμπελίου τοῦ ἐλλογιμ(ωτάτου)
κ(αὶ) πατρός stop
22. The Council and the People (have honoured)
Fl(avius) Co[n]stantius, clarissimus praeses, who, as well as his other works, put up the wall.
For the good fortune of the splendid metropolis of the [S]tauropolitans, this work of the gate was also renewed, under Fl(avius) Ampelius, the most eloquent scholasticus and pater, in the eighth indiction.
l.1. τόν omitted by MAMA. The superscript Α was first noted by Reinach.
l.1. After λαμπρᾶς the text originally read ΑΦΡΟΔΙΣΙΑΙΩΝ; the letters underlined here were subsequently erased and replaced, and the Ι of ΙΩΝ altered to Τ, to read ΤΑΥΡΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ.
Earlier editors did not record the two stops (simple dots) or the apparent trace of a cross at the beginning of l. 2; the
stone is broken here, and the reading is not certain.
|Left end (1972)
||Right end (1972)
|Walls: north east gate and ALA 140 (2004)
|Deering notebook, page 4
||Wood notebook 14, page 46
For Flavius Constantius see also 235, List of Governors, Flavius Constantius, and discussion at III.16.
For the repair work undertaken by Flavius Ampelius see discussion at IV.33. The inscription was modified to accommodate the new name of the city, probably in the late sixth century; see discussion
City walls: over the north-east gate in the city wall, with the inscription on the west (inner) face; see plan 7.
- Last Recorded:
Copied in 1705 by Sherard (BM Add. 10101, f. 11); by Wood; by Sestini; by von Richter; by Deering; perhaps by Texier; by Fellows; probably by Bailie (since he gives the wrong line divisions, different from those in earlier editions, the mistake may originate in his own
note-book); copied by Le Bas; by Kubitschek and Reichel; recorded by Gaudin (1); by the MAMA expedition; by L. Robert; by the NYU expedition.
Published by Sestini (Viaggi, 113); by F. Graese from Gell (Act. Acad. Petrop. VIII, 706); by Francke from Gell and von Richter, 428 nos. 74 and 75; by Boeckh, CIG 2745, 2746, from all these and the Sherard papers, ?whence Texier, As. Min. iii 159, no. 2; cited by Fellows, 35-6; published by Bailie, Fasc. ii 16-17 and 272-274, no. 45; by Waddington, from Le Bas, LBW 593, 594; cited by Kubitschek and Reichel (Anz. Wien. Akad. 1893, 103); published from Gaudin's squeeze, Reinach, REG 19, 1906, 227-230, no. 136, whence Grégoire, Rec. 270; cited and a photograph published by Robert, Hellenica 4, 61 note 2 and 130 note 5, whence BE 1949:178, BE 1956:277; published by Cormack, from the MAMA records, MAMA 8, no. 427, ; by Roueché, Aphrodisias in Late Antiquity nos. 22, 42 and plate vi, whence PHI 609, 619.
- Text constituted from:
Publications; Deering; copy (Roueché).
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