1.196. Verse honours for Ioannes, leader of the Council
- A rectangular white marble statue base shaft, broken in two (total H. 1.27 × W. 0.50 × D. 0.40), with panels within moulded edges on three sides.
- Inscribed within the central panel.
- Av. 0.04, ll.9-10, 0.03; irregular; Ε lunate and square; ligature, ΝΗ in l.2
- Late fifth/sixth century (language).
- Temple/Church: re-used face downwards as a step at the north-west corner of the Bema.
- Original Location:
- Unknown; ?Bouleuterion.
- Last recorded location:
- History of discovery:
- Excavated by the NYU expedition in 1965 (65.511).
- Published by Roueché, Aphrodisias in Late Antiquity no. 73 and plate xviii, whence Steinepigramme 02/09/13; not in PHI.
- Text constituted from:
- Transcription (Roueché). This edition Roueché (2007).
- cross Πατρὶς | Ἰωάννην | πρωτόθρο |νον ἀνέρα | (5) βουλῆς |
- στῆσεν | δεξαμένη | θρεπτήρια | πολλάκι | (10) πολλά.
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The fatherland set up (this statue of) Ioannes, who has the first seat in the Council, having often received from him many repayments for his rearing.
See discussion at ala2004 V.51 following.