Boundary marker for the village of Bendipara, erected by the provincial administration

Monument III.1455
Editor
Georgi Mihailov
Type of monument
slab
Material
syenite
Find place
Stroevo
Observed in
Exhibited in the yard of the National Historical Museum in Sofia.
Origin
Bendipara
Dimensions
height 170 cm, width 60 cm, depth 17-41 cm
Institution and inventory
Letter size
height 4-7 cm
Layout description
Roughly cut slab with inscription in the upper part.
Decoration description
Text
Category of inscription
boundary marker
Date
AD 211-212
Dating criteria
reign, prosopography
Images
Text

Κατὰ θεῖαν
ἀπόφασιν τε-
θέντες ὑπὸ Κ(οΐντου)
Ἀτρίου Κλονί-
5ου πρεσβ(ευτοῦ) Σεββ(αστῶν)
ἀντιστρ(ατήγου) ((·)) διὰ
Μουκίου Οὐή-
ρου ((·)) ὅροι (vac.)
ἀγροῦ Βενδι-
10 (vac.) παρων (vac.).

ΚΑΤAΘΕIΑN
AΠOΦΑΣΙNΤΕ
ΘENΤΕΣYΠOΚ
AΤΡIΟΥΚΛΟNI
5ΟΥΠΡΕΣΒΣΕΒΒ
ANΤΙΣΤΡ · ΔΙA
MΟΥΚIΟΥΟYH
ΡΟΥ · OΡΟΙ vacat
AΓΡΟYΒΕNΔΙ
10 vacat ΠΑΡΩN vacat
Text
By divine [= imperial] order, the borders of the territory of Bendipara were defined by Quintus Atrius Clonius, propraetorian legate of the two Augusti, through Mucius Verus.
⤦ n: 1

tag: lb
Κατὰ

lemma: κατά
tag: w
θεῖαν

lemma: θεῖος
tag: w
⤦ n: 2

tag: lb
ἀπόφασιν

lemma: ἀπόφασις
tag: w
τε θέντες

lemma: τίθημι
tag: w
τε

tag: #text
⤦ n: 3

break: no
tag: lb
θέντες

tag: #text
ὑπὸ

lemma: ὑπό
tag: w
Κοΐντου Ἀτρίου Κλονί ου

type: official
ref: Atrius
nymRef: Κόιντος Ἄτριος Κλόνιος
tag: persName
Κοΐντου

ref: Quintus
nymRef: Κόιντος
type: praenomen
tag: name
⤦ n: 4

tag: lb
Ἀτρίου

ref: Atrius
nymRef: Ἄτριος
type: gentilicium
tag: name
Κλονί ου

ref: Clonius
nymRef: Κλόνιος
type: cognomen
tag: name
Κλονί

tag: #text
⤦ n: 5

break: no
tag: lb
ου

tag: #text
πρεσβευτοῦ

lemma: πρεσβευτής
tag: w
Σεββαστῶν

lemma: σεβαστός
tag: w
⤦ n: 6

tag: lb
ἀντιστρατήγου

lemma: ἀντιστράτηγος
tag: w

type: dot
tag: g
διὰ

lemma: διά
tag: w
⤦ n: 7

tag: lb
Μουκίου Οὐή ρου

nymRef: Μούκιος Οὐῆρος
type: official
ref: Mucius
tag: persName
Μουκίου

ref: Mucius
nymRef: Μούκιος
type: gentilicium
tag: name
Οὐή ρου

ref: Verus
nymRef: Οὐῆρος
type: cognomen
tag: name
Οὐή

tag: #text
⤦ n: 8

break: no
tag: lb
ρου

tag: #text

type: dot
tag: g
ὅροι

lemma: ὅρος
tag: w

extent: unknown
unit: character
tag: space
⤦ n: 9

tag: lb
ἀγροῦ

lemma: ἀγρός
tag: w
Βενδι παρων

ref: Bendipara
tag: placeName
Βενδι

tag: #text
⤦ n: 10

break: no
tag: lb

extent: unknown
unit: character
tag: space
παρων

tag: #text

extent: unknown
unit: character
tag: space
.

tag: #text
Apparatus
Letters in ligature:
2 τε;
3 ητ.
Apparatus:
The text of the inscription is given according to the edition of Mihailov after a comparison through personal observation by N. Sharankov.
Lunar epsilon, sigma and omega.
3; 5; 6The following abbreviations are marked with lines above the letters: Κ(οΐντου) on l. 3, πρεσβ(ευτοῦ) on l. 5 (above the B), Σεββ(αστῶν) on l. 5 (above each B), ἀντιστρ(ατήγου) on l. 6 (above T).
Commentary

Κατὰ θεῖαν ἀπόφασιν rеnders the Latin formula "ex auctoritate imperatoris".

Quintus Atrius Clonius was governor of Thrace under Emperor Caracalla. In the inscription, he is legate of two emperors, which sets the date during the joint reign of Caracalla and Geta (AD 211-212).

The office of Publius Mucius Verus not mentioned here was censitor provinciae Thraciae; it is attested in an honorary inscription for him from Albenga in Italy (CIL V 7784).

The name of the village of Βενδι-παρα (neuter plural) is a Thracian compound; its first element is seemingly related to the name of the goddess Bendis. Two other boundary stones with identical texts have been found (IGBulg 1472 and IGBulg 5534).

Bibliography
Mihailov, Georgius. Inscriptiones Graecae in Bulgaria repertae. Vol. III.1, 1961.