Description:
Four adjoining fragments (together H. 0.47 × W. 0.45 × D. 0.24) of a white marble statue base shaft, with panels within moulded edges on at least three sides; The lower part of the shaft and the upper right corner are lost.
Text:
i: on the panel to the right. ii: Inscribed on the front panel, which has a rough but deep groove down the left side of the text. The last letter of l.3 is cut on the moulding.
Letters:
i: Perhaps second century A.D.; 0.018. ii.Av. c. 0.03; irregular, clear-cut; lunate sigma and epsilon; ligature: second ΝΗ, l.3.
Date:
i: (second century (lettering); ii: First half of the fourth century (lettering).
Findspot:
Temple/Church; probably re-used in the Byzantine bema barrier; fragmetns found in N. Odeon V at 0.78 and 0.63.
Original Location:
Unknown.
Last recorded location:
Main fragment at findspot; other fragments in Museum (1977).
History of discovery:
Main fragment copied by Kubitschek (K V.17; Abklatsch 12); recorded by the MAMA expedition; recorded, with three further fragments (70.2, 70.6, 70.584), by the NYU expedition.
Bibliography:
i: Unpublished. ii. Published, from Kubitschek and the MAMA records, by •Cormack, MAMA 8, 531, whence L. Robert, Hellenica 13, 157-158, BE 1966.404, Drew-Bear, REA 82 (1980), 161-164, no. 3 and 182, whence SEG 1981.912, An.Ép. 1981.763; cited by Roueché (1979), 175, note 9, whence SEG 1979.1069; published by •Roueché, Aphrodisias in Late Antiquity no. 16 and plate v, whence McCabe PHI Aphrodisias 721, Steinepigramme 02/09/14.
Text constituted from:
Transcription (Roueché); Publications; Kubitschek notebook. This edition Roueché (2007).
i
0[·· c. 10 ··]
1Ε̣[·· c. 10 ··]
2Τ[·· c. 10 ··]
3Τ[·· c. 10 ··]
4Ρ[·· c. 10 ··]
5Ε[·· c. 10 ··]
5a[·· c. 10 ··]
ii
τ̣ῆς μεγάλης ἀ|ρετῆς τοῦτον | μέγαν ἡγεμονῆ̣α |
v. Ἑλλάδιον v. | (5) [Κ]ᾶρες στῆ[σα]ν | [ἀ]μειβό̣μ[ενο]ι̣ .
i
0[··········]
1·[··········]
2Τ[··········]
3Τ[··········]
4Ρ[··········]
5Ε[··········]
5a[··········]
ii
1·ΗΣΜΕΓΑΛΗΣΑ
2ΡΕΤΗΣΤΟΥΤΟΝ
3ΜΕΓΑΝΗΓΕΜΟΝ·Α
4 ΕΛΛΑΔΙΟΝ 
5[·]ΑΡΕΣΣΤΗ[··]Ν
6[·]ΜΕΙΒ·Μ[···]·
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<ab>
<lb n="0" />
<gap reason="lost" extent="10" unit="character" precision="circa" />
<lb n="1" />
<unclear reason="damage" >
Ε
</unclear>
<gap reason="lost" extent="10" unit="character" precision="circa" />
<lb n="2" />
Τ
<gap reason="lost" extent="10" unit="character" precision="circa" />
<lb n="3" />
Τ
<gap reason="lost" extent="10" unit="character" precision="circa" />
<lb n="4" />
Ρ
<gap reason="lost" extent="10" unit="character" precision="circa" />
<lb n="5" />
Ε
<gap reason="lost" extent="10" unit="character" precision="circa" />
<lb n="5a" />
<gap reason="lost" extent="10" unit="character" precision="circa" />
</ab>
</div>
<div type="textpart_section" n="ii" >
<lg>
<lb n="1" />
<l >
<unclear reason="damage" >
τ
</unclear>
ῆς
μεγάλης
<lb n="2" type="worddiv" />
ρετῆς
τοῦτον
<lb n="3" />
μέγαν
ἡγεμο
ν
<unclear reason="damage" >
</unclear>
α
</l>
<lb n="4" />
<l >
<space extent="1" unit="character" dim="horizontal" />
Ἑλλάδιον
<space extent="1" unit="character" dim="horizontal" />
<lb n="5" />
<supplied reason="lost" >
Κ
</supplied>
ᾶρες
στῆ
<supplied reason="lost" >
σα
</supplied>
ν
<lb n="6" />
<supplied reason="lost" >
</supplied>
<unclear reason="undefined" >
μ
</unclear>
ειβ
<unclear reason="damage" >
</unclear>
μ
<supplied reason="lost" >
ενο
</supplied>
<unclear reason="damage" >
ι
</unclear>
.
</l>
</lg>
</div>

Apparatus

l. 1, Cormack wrongly indicated space for letters above this line.

l. 6,: Cormack's copies showed [·· ? ··]Σ̣Ι̣Β̣Ο̣Α̣Ι̣(the last letters only in Kubitschek's copy) whence he restored [ἐ|γερ]σ̣ι̣βό̣[αι], which Robert rejected. For an independent restoration of ἀμειβόμενοι from the MAMA reading, see Drew-Bear (loc. cit. below).

Translation:

The Carians set up (a statue of) this great governor, Helladios, making a return for his great virtue.

Commentary:

For discussion see also 4.120, 5.118 and discussion at ALA II.35.

Photographs:

i: Fragment from left edge, lines 2-3 (1977)
 i: Fragment from left edge, lines 2-3 (1977)
ii: Fragment from right edge, lines 4-5 (1977)
 ii: Fragment from right edge, lines 4-5 (1977)
ii: Fragment from right edge, lines 4-5 (1977)
 ii: Fragment from right edge, lines 4-5 (1977)
ii: Fragment from right edge, from l. 4 (1977)
 ii: Fragment from right edge, from l. 4 (1977)
ii: Fragment from right edge , lines 1-3 (1977)
 ii: Fragment from right edge , lines 1-3 (1977)
ii: Assembled fragments (1977)
 ii: Assembled fragments (1977)

Representations:

Drawing by Kubitschek, K V.17
 Drawing by Kubitschek, K V.17

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