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E00738: Greek inscription on a boundary stone of a sanctuary of *John the Apostle and Evangelist (S00042) found near Kazıkbağları - Zeytindağ (ancient Elaia in the province of Asia; north-west Asia Minor). Probably late antique (5th-8th c.).

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οἱ ὅρυ τοῦ ἁγίου
ἀποστόλου Ἰωάννου
[- - -]

1. ὅρυ = ὅροι

'Boundaries (of the church?) of the holy Apostle John [- - -].'

Text: IGC, nos. 61bis & 346bis.
Evidence -  The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity

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Evidence ID

E00738

Saint Name

John the Evangelist : S00042

Saint Name in Source

Ἰωάννης

Type of Evidence

Inscriptions - Formal inscriptions (stone, mosaic, etc.)

Language

Greek

Evidence not before

400

Evidence not after

800

Activity not before

400

Activity not after

800

Place of Evidence - Region

Asia Minor

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Kazıkbağları - Zeytindağ

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

Kazıkbağları - Zeytindağ Nicomedia Νικομήδεια Nikomēdeia Izmit Πραίνετος Prainetos Nicomedia

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - unspecified

Cult activities - Places Named after Saint

  • Monastery

Cult activities - Non Liturgical Practices and Customs

Seeking asylum at church/shrine

Source

A boundary stone found near the site of ancient Elaia. There is no published description.

Discussion

As François Halkin suggests, this presumably marked the boundaries of a sanctuary dedicated to John the Evangelist. Though this inscription does not say so explicitly, boundary stones were usually bestowed upon sanctuaries by emperors.

Bibliography

Edition: Grégoire, H. (ed.), Recueil des inscriptions grecques chrétiennes d'Asie Mineure, vol. 1 (Paris: Leroux, 1922), nos. 61bis & 346bis Further Reading: Halkin, F., "Inscriptions grecques relatives à l'hagiographie, IX, Asie Mineure", Analecta Bollandiana 71 (1953), 77 Robert, L., Hellenica. Recueil d'épigraphie, de numismatique et d'antiquités grecques, vol. 10: Dédicaces et reliefs votifs. Villes, cultes, monnaies et inscriptions de Lycie et de Carie. Inscriptions et topographie. Inscriptions de Phocée et des Dardanelles. Péripolarques. Monnaie de Thibron (Paris: La librairie d'Amérique et d'Orient Adrien Maisonneuve, 1955), 230, n. 2

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