Saint NameArchangels (unspecified) : S00191
Saint Name in Sourceἀρχάγγελοι
Type of EvidenceInscriptions - Formal inscriptions (stone, mosaic, etc.)
Evidence not before500
Evidence not after600
Activity not before500
Activity not after600
Place of Evidence - RegionAsia Minor
Place of Evidence - City, village, etcFlaviopolis
Place of evidence - City name in other Language(s)Flaviopolis
Cult activities - PlacesCult building - unspecified
Cult activities - Non Liturgical Practices and CustomsConstruction of cult buildings
Cult Activities - MiraclesSaint aiding or preventing the construction of a cult building
Cult Activities - Protagonists in Cult and NarrativesEcclesiastics - lesser clergy
SourceA stone block found at Çemkale-Farnas near ancient Flaviopolis. H. c. 0.30 m; W. c. 1 m. When recorded, it had been reused in the wall of a gate of a medieval fortress.
DiscussionThe inscription commemorates the completion of a building, presumably a place of cult, by Theodoros, deacon and physician, and his unnamed wife. They declare that the work was accomplished with the help of God and unspecified Archangels. Dagron and Feissel note that the assistance of angels is sometimes mentioned in building inscriptions of nearby Syria.
I. Cilicia - Dagron, G., Feissel, D. (eds.), Inscriptions de Cilicie (Paris: De Boccard, 1987), no. 116.
Dagron, G., Marcillet-Jaubert, J., "Inscriptions de Cilicie et d'Isaurie", Belleten Türk Tarih Kurumu 42 (1978), no. 26.
Bulletin épigraphique (1979), 600.
Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum 28, 1261; 37, 1243.