5.219. Dionysios, doctor, undertakes building works in the Hadrianic Baths
- Five fragments (two joining) from a white marble architrave with sculptural decoration and egg and dart moulding above three stepped fasciae of diminishing height; there is a decorative panel on the underside. Measurements: a: complete block, H. 0.48 × W. 2.86 × D. 0.62. b: two joining fragments, H. 0.47 × W. 1.20 × D. 0.62 and H. 0.52 × W. 0.38 × D. 0.45. c: two joining fragments, H. 0.49 × W. 1.90 × D. 0.98. d: H. 0.47 × W. 0.22 × D. 0.24; e: H. 0.43 × W. 0.52 × D. 0.25.
- This is probably part of the same architectural feature as 5.303, but inscribed in only one line, on the upper fascia (H. H. 0.14).
- Av. 0.09; simple, varying in height and width.
- Fifth century A.D. (lettering).
- Hadrianic Baths, East Court: a: 'Portique du S(ud), 1e entrecolonnement', b, b.i,and c: 'blocs au N(ord) du portique S(ud)' (Boulanger).
- Original Location:
- Hadrianic Baths, East Court: architrave of south portico.
- Last recorded location:
- Lying with the material from the French excavations in the East Court.
- History of discovery:
- a copied by Mendel; a-c by Boulanger (Notebook A, 9); by the NYU expedition (the second fragment of b in 1988, d and e in 1989).
- a published by Grégoire, IGC 272 (part), from Mendel; a, b and c published by Roueché, Aphrodisias in Late Antiquity no. 67 whence McCabe PHI Aphrodisias 626.
- Text constituted from:
- Transcriptions (Boulanger, Roueché). This edition Roueché (2007).
- 1 cross Διονύσιος Φωτείνου ἰατρός v. [·· ? ··]
- 1[·· ? ··]ς καὶ ἀναπαύσεως ·· ? ··]
- 1[·· ? ··] vac. ἕως κεράμου σὺν τῇ Ο[·· ? ··]
- 1[·· ? ··]ΝΓ̣[·· ? ··]
- 1[·· ? ··]ΑΣΑΝ v. [·· ? ··]
- 1 cross ΔΙΟΝΥΣΙΟΣΦΩΤΕΙΝΟΥΙΑΤΡΟΣ [ - - - ]
- 1[ - - - ]ΣΚΑΙΑΝΑΠΑΥΣΕ[··] - - - ]
- 1[ - - - ] ΕΩΣΚΕΡΑΜΟΥΣΥΝΤΗΟ[ - - - ]
- 1[ - - - ]Ν·[ - - - ]
- 1[ - - - ]ΑΣΑΝ [ - - - ]
b: The letters reported from Boulanger's copy in ALA are found on the new fragment.
c: The join in c, at the Μ of κεράμου appears certain. although the blocks cannot now be moved to bring them together.
d: Γ might be Π
Dionysios, son of Photeinos, doctor [?built this for the purpose of pleasure] and rest [·· ? ·· ?building] up to the tiled roof, with the [·· ? ··]
See discussion at ala2004 V.43.