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E01048: Fragmentary Greek inscription with a reference to *Mary (Mother of Christ, S00033), as the Theotokos/God-Bearer. Found at Adrassos (Isauria, southern Asia Minor). Probably 5th or 6th c.

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Θεοτόκου [- - -] ̣Η
τ]̣ὸν ἐπίσκοπο̣ν Φ
̣ΙΩΝΙΟ̣Ε̣Λ [- - -] Γ̣Ο

'[- - -] of the God-Bearer [- - -] the bishop Ph[- - -]'

Text: Tomaschitz 1998, no. 45.

History

Evidence ID

E01048

Saint Name

Mary, Mother of Christ : S00033

Saint Name in Source

Θεοτόκος

Type of Evidence

Inscriptions - Formal inscriptions (stone, mosaic, etc.)

Language

Greek

Evidence not before

431

Evidence not after

600

Activity not before

431

Activity not after

600

Place of Evidence - Region

Asia Minor

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Adrassos

Place of evidence - City name in other Language(s)

Adrassos Nicomedia Νικομήδεια Nikomēdeia Izmit Πραίνετος Prainetos Nicomedia

Cult Activities - Protagonists in Cult and Narratives

Ecclesiastics - bishops

Source

Fragmentary yellow limestone slab. H. 0.66 m; W. 0.65 m. Apparently reused in a building already in Late Antiquity. Found at Dağ Pazarı, the site of ancient Adrassos (Isauria, south-eastern Asia Minor).

Discussion

Dating: probably after 431 (when references to the Theotokos become common).

Bibliography

Edition: Hagel, St., Tomaschitz, K., (eds.), Repertorium der westkilikischen Inschriften (Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Denkschriften der philosophisch-historischen Klasse 265, Ergänzungsbände zu den Tituli Asiae Minoris 22, Vienna: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1998), no. Dpz 9. Tomaschitz, K. (ed.), Unpublizierte Inschriften Westkilikiens aus dem Nachlass Terence B. Mitfords (Ergänzungsbände zu den Tituli Asiae Minoris 21, Vienna: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1998), no. 45. Further reading: Mietke, G., "Monumentalisierung christilcher Heiliger in Kilikien in frühbyzantinischer Zeit", Olba 17 (2009), 120. Reference works: Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum 48, 1748.

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