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Zum Agora-Pfeiler in Xanthos IV

Finding a new fragment of the inscription and evidence pointing to a temenos tomb

  • Diether Schürr EMAIL logo and Aytac Dönmez
From the journal Kadmos


The Inscribed Pillar had a temenos around it, and this temenos was, for the dynast who erected the pillar, a means to differentiate himself from other dynasts who are buried around the agora. This may be connected with heroising or apotheosising the dynast, or with some comparable non-Greek form of veneration. But because of the lack of evidence we cannot know what the original form of this temenos was. Surviving evidence shows that the temenos wall may have been torn down when the new agora was built, between 60 and 80 AD in the Roman Empire period, in order to make space for the northern stoa.

Online erschienen: 2016-11-8
Erschienen im Druck: 2015-10-1

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