Description:
White marble architrave blocks with decoration, above, of scrolls in relief between bands of egg-and-dart moulding; below, two fasciae. The inscription has been erased on all blocks except b, and several others which were inscribed, are not now legible; some of the blocks were also recut for re-use. b (Doruk A 12): W. 2.50 × H. 0.64 visible x depth not measurable; e, left end survives, broken at right, W. 0.84 × H. 0.61 × D. 0.50; e: Doruk A 11) g: Doruk A 12.
Text:
Inscribed on the upper of two fasciae.
Letters:
0.09
Date:
A.D. 117/138 (reign).
Findspot:
Temple/Church: b reused in the north wall of Temple Church Atrium; e excavated in 1993 at the NW side of the temple; other blocks lying loose.
Original Location:
?In a gymnasium building
Last recorded location:
on site (1978)
History of discovery:
Excavated by the NYU expedition (Temple 6a and Temple 12).
Bibliography:
Parts published byReynolds, 'Inscriptions and the Building of the Temple', Aphrodisias Papers (Ann Arbor, 1990), 37-40, 39-40; by Doruk, Aphrodisias Papers (Ann Arbor, 1990), 73-74 , whence SEG 1990.946, McCabe PHI Aphrodisias 114bis
Text constituted from:
Transcription (Reynolds). This edition Reynolds (2007).
abc
1 [·· ? ·· αὐ]|τοκράτορι Καίσαρι Τρ[α | ϊα]νῷ Ἁδριανῷ Σεβαστ|ῷ καὶ τ[·· ? ··]
d
1 [·· ? ··] | τὸ γυμνάσιον τῶν νέων καὶ ΤΟ̣[·· ? ··]
e
1[·· ? ··]ΙΟ[·· ? ··]
f
1[·· ? ·· Ν] | εικοτείμου τοῦ Ἀρτεμιδώρου τοῦ Ζήνωνος | [·· ? ··]
g
1 [·· ? ·· το]|ῦ Μενάνδρου τ̣|[οῦ ·· ? ··]
abc
1[ - - - ··]ΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΙΚΑΙΣΑΡΙΤΡ[···]ΝΩΑΔΡΙΑΝΩΣΕΒΑΣΤΩΚΑΙΤ[ - - - ]
d
1[ - - - ]ΤΟΓΥΜΝΑΣΙΟΝΤΩΝΝΕΩΝΚΑΙΤ·[ - - - ]
e
1[ - - - ]ΙΟ[ - - - ]
f
1[ - - - ·]ΕΙΚΟΤΕΙΜΟΥΤΟΥΑΡΤΕΜΙΔΩΡΟΥΤΟΥΖΗΝΩΝΟΣ[ - - - ]
g
1[ - - - ··]ΥΜΕΝΑΝΔΡΟΥ·[·· - - - ]
<div type="textpart_fragment" n="abc" >
<ab>
<lb n="1" />
<gap reason="lost" extent="unknown" unit="character" dim="left" />
<supplied reason="lost" >
αὐ
</supplied>
<milestone unit="block" />
τοκράτορι
Καίσαρι
Τρ
<supplied reason="lost" >
α
<milestone unit="block" />
ϊα
</supplied>
νῷ
Ἁδριανῷ
Σεβαστ
<milestone unit="block" />
καὶ
τ
<gap reason="lost" extent="unknown" unit="character" dim="right" />
</ab>
</div>
<div type="textpart_fragment" n="d" >
<ab>
<lb n="1" />
<gap reason="lost" extent="unknown" unit="character" dim="left" />
<milestone unit="block" />
τὸ
γυμνάσιον
τῶν
νέων
καὶ
<orig n="unresolved" >
τ
<unclear reason="damage" >
ο
</unclear>
</orig>
<gap reason="lost" extent="unknown" unit="character" dim="right" />
</ab>
</div>
<div type="textpart_fragment" n="e" >
<ab>
<lb n="1" />
<gap reason="lost" extent="unknown" unit="character" dim="left" />
<orig n="unresolved" >
ιο
</orig>
<gap reason="lost" extent="unknown" unit="character" dim="right" />
</ab>
</div>
<div type="textpart_fragment" n="f" >
<ab>
<lb n="1" />
<gap reason="lost" extent="unknown" unit="character" dim="left" />
<supplied reason="lost" >
Ν
</supplied>
<milestone unit="block" />
εικοτείμου
τοῦ
Ἀρτεμιδώρου
τοῦ
Ζήνωνος
<milestone unit="block" />
<gap reason="lost" extent="unknown" unit="character" dim="right" />
</ab>
</div>
<div type="textpart_fragment" n="g" >
<ab>
<lb n="1" />
<gap reason="lost" extent="unknown" unit="character" dim="left" />
<supplied reason="lost" >
το
</supplied>
<milestone unit="block" />
Μενάνδρου
<unclear reason="damage" >
τ
</unclear>
<milestone unit="block" />
<supplied reason="lost" >
οῦ
</supplied>
<gap reason="lost" extent="unknown" unit="character" dim="right" />
</ab>
</div>

Translation:

To the emperor Caesar Traianus Hadrianus Augustus [·· ? ··] the gymnasium of the Young Men and the [·· ? ··] son of Nikotimos son of Artemidoros son of Zenon [·· ? ··] son of Menandros.

Commentary:

There are several other blocks from this series, too effectively erased to be read.

Photographs:

Fragment b (1972)
 Fragment b (1972)
Fragment b (1972)
 Fragment b (1972)
Fragment g (1977)
 Fragment g (1977)
Fragment g (1977)
 Fragment g (1977)
Fragment g (1978)
 Fragment g (1978)

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