Saint NameSaints, name lost or very partially preserved : S01744
Image Caption 1Photograph. From: IG IV2 3, Tabula VII, no. 1285.
Image Caption 2General plan of Ancient Corinth, showing the area of 'Boudroumi' shops. From: IG IV2 3, 199.
Image Caption 3Drawing. From: Meritt 1931, 121, no. 203.
Type of EvidenceInscriptions - Inscribed objects
Inscriptions - Graffiti
Evidence not before400
Evidence not after600
Activity not before400
Activity not after600
Place of Evidence - RegionBalkans including Greece
Place of Evidence - City, village, etcCorinth
Place of evidence - City name in other Language(s)Corinth
Cult activities - Non Liturgical Practices and CustomsPrayer/supplication/invocation
Cult Activities - Protagonists in Cult and NarrativesPrisoners
SourceFragment of a white limestone floor slab, broken on all sides. Preserved dimensions: H. 0.32 m; W. 0.34 m; Th. 0.052 m. Letter height 0.028-0.052 m. Found in 1901 at the back of the 'Boudroumi' vaults among the shops north-west of the agora of ancient Corinth. Now in the Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth (inv. no. 133).
DiscussionThis inscription probably belongs to the series of graffiti carved into the floor of a prison located near the Northwest Shops in Corinth. For a further discussion see E06299.
Dating: The editors of the Inscriptiones Christianae Graecae database date the inscription to the 5th-6th c., which is plausible on the basis of its Christian content and archaeological context.
Inscriptiones Christianae Graecae database, no. 2812: http://www.epigraph.topoi.org/ica/icamainapp/inscription/show/2812
Inscriptiones Graecae IV (2nd ed.) 3, no. 1285 and Tab. VII.
Meritt, B.D., Corinth, vol. 8, part 1: Greek Inscriptions 1896–1927 (Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 1931), 121, no. 203 with drawing.
Breytenbach, C., "Christian prisoners: fifth and sixth century inscriptions from Corinth," Acta Theologica, Supplementum 23 (2016), 302-309.