Ancient Greek Inscriptions

from Bulgaria

Klada Bg

Building inscription by Eustathius on a column

Monument V.5170
Editor(s)
Georgi Mihailov.
Type of monument
column
Material
marble
Find place
to the West of the village of Lyutibrod
Origin
ancient remains near Lyutibrod
Observed in
Institution and inventory
Dimensions
height 80 cm, diam. 23 cm
Letter size
height 4-5 cm
Layout description
inscription in the middle part
Decoration description
Text
Category of inscription
building inscription
Date
III - first half of IV c. AD
Dating criteria
lettering
Images
Text

Ἐγὸ (!) Εὐ-
στάθιος
ἐπλήρο-
σα (!) τὰ ἔρ-
5γα.

EΓO(!)ΕY
ΣΤAΘΙΟΣ
EΠΛHΡΟ
ΣΑ(!)ΤAEΡ
5ΓΑ
I, Eustathius, fulfilled the construction works.
⤦ n: 1

tag: lb
Ἐγὸ

lemma: ἐγώ
tag: w
(!)

tag: note
Εὐ στάθιος

nymRef: Εὐστάθιος
tag: persName
⤦ n: 3

tag: lb
ἐπλήρο σα

lemma: πληρόω
tag: w
ἐπλήρο

tag: #text
⤦ n: 4

break: no
tag: lb
σα

tag: #text
(!)

tag: note
τὰ

tag: w
ἔρ γα

lemma: ἔργον
tag: w
ἔρ

tag: #text
⤦ n: 5

break: no
tag: lb
γα

tag: #text
.

tag: #text
Apparatus
Apparatus
The text of the inscription is given according to the edition of Mihailov after a comparison through personal observation by N. Sharankov.
1-2 The forms ἐγό instead of ἐγώ and ἐπλήροσα instead of ἐπλήρωσα are due to the loss of quantity in Later Greek.
2 At a later moment, a vertical stroke was added to the letter Θ in order to give it the shape of a cross within a circle, possibly when the column was (re-)used in some Christian structure.
Commentary

The information about the monument and the images are courtesy of Vratsa Regional Museum of History.

Bibliography
Mihailov, Georgius. Inscriptiones Graecae in Bulgaria repertae. Vol. V, 1997.

Николов, Богдан. Антични паметници от Врачанско. In: Известия на Археологическия институт Vol. 30, 1967, p. 216-235, Vol.. 234, № 36, .

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