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E01141: Greek epitaph for a presbyter of a church dedicated to unnamed *Apostles. Found at Tavium (Galatia, central Asia Minor). Probably late 5th-7th c.

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posted on 22.02.2016, 00:00 by pnowakowski
[ἔνθα]
κατά-
κιτε ὁ
δοῦλ-
ος τοῦ
θε(οῦ) Κο̣στ-
αντῖνος
̣πρεσ(βύτερος) τῶν ἀ-
ποστώλο-
ν

'Here lies the servant of God Kostantinos, presbyter (of the church) of the Apostles.'

Text: I. Mus. Yozgat, no. II 4.

History

Evidence ID

E01141

Saint Name

Apostles (unspecified) : S00084

Saint Name in Source

Ἀπόστολοι

Type of Evidence

Inscriptions - Funerary inscriptions

Language

Greek

Evidence not before

450

Evidence not after

700

Activity not before

450

Activity not after

700

Place of Evidence - Region

Asia Minor

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Tavium

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

Tavium Nicomedia Νικομήδεια Nikomēdeia Izmit Πραίνετος Prainetos Nicomedia

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - independent (church)

Cult Activities - Protagonists in Cult and Narratives

Ecclesiastics - lesser clergy

Source

A white marble slab, probably cut from a fragment of a column. Broken and lost at the top and bottom. Preserved dimensions: H. 0.495 m; W. 0.29 m; Th. 0.11 m; letter height 0.019-0.04 m. Found at Büyüknefes (near ancient Tavium). Kept in the Museum of Yozgat.

Discussion

The inscription is the epitaph for a presbyter of a church dedicated to unspecified Apostles. The same church is almost certainly mentioned in another epitaph from Tavium, composed for a person, said to have 'found a place of relief, having run to the Apostles' / ἀνέσεως τόπον εὑρὼν τοῖς ἀποστόλοις προσδραμών (see: E$01009). Dating: probably late 5th-7th c. (based on the lettering and contents).

Bibliography

Edition: I. Mus. Yozgat - Wallner, C., Die Inschriften des Museums in Yozgat (Tyche. Sonderband 6, Vienna: Holzhausen, der Verlag, 2011), no. II 4. Inscriptiones Christianae Graecae database, no. 2282: http://www.epigraph.topoi.org/ica/icamainapp/inscription/show/2282 Reference works: Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum 61, 1114.

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