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E00797: Greek inscription labelling a church of *Kyrikos (child martyr of Tarsus, S00007), found to the south of Aigai (western Asia Minor). Late antique (4th-8th c.) or later.

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ναὸς
ἁγήου
Κυρή-
κου

2. ἁγήου = ἁγίου || 3-4. Κυρή|κου = Κυρί|κου

'The church of Saint Kyrikos.'

Text: IGC, no. 124.

History

Evidence ID

E00797

Saint Name

Kyrikos, 3rd c. child martyr in Tarsus, son of *Julitta : S00007

Type of Evidence

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

Language

Greek

Evidence not before

350

Evidence not after

1300

Activity not before

350

Activity not after

1300

Place of Evidence - Region

Asia Minor

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Aigai

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

Aigai Nicomedia Νικομήδεια Nikomēdeia Izmit Πραίνετος Prainetos Nicomedia

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - independent (church)

Source

Grey limestone block, found to the south of Eğrigöl Köyū (near Aigai, western Asia Minor). When recorded, built into the wall of a local church.

Discussion

The inscription labels a church of *Kyrikos. The date is unknown.

Bibliography

Edition: Grégoire, H. (ed.), Recueil des inscriptions grecques chrétiennes d'Asie Mineure, vol. 1 (Paris: Leroux, 1922), no. 124. Keil, J., von Premerstein, A. (eds.), Bericht über eine Reise in Lydien und der südlichen Aiolis, ausgeführt 1906 im Auftrage der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, (Denkschriften der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Philosophisch-Historische Klasse, Bd. 53, Abh. 2, Vienna: A. Hölder, 1908), no. 209. Further Reading: Destephen, S., "Martyrs locaux et cultes civiques en Asie Mineure", in: J.C. Caillet, S. Destephen, B. Dumézil, H. Inglebert, Des dieux civiques aux saints patrons (IVe-VIIe siècle) (Paris: éditions A. & J. Picard, 2015), 86. Halkin, F., "Inscriptions grecques relatives à l'hagiographie, IX, Asie Mineure", Analecta Bollandiana 71 (1953), 81.

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