Papers of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens — 6.1890-1897 (1897)

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INSCRIPTIONS DISCOVERED AT ERETRIA.

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This inscription is on a fine stele terminating in a beautifully carved
anthemion, and bearing a large rosette under the inscription and on
each of the sides of the stele, which is about 6 inches thick and of
pure white marble. The part remaining of the stele, the lower part
being now broken away, is about five feet long. Its width is about
0.76 m. The letters, apart from 0, which is smaller, are 4 centime-
tres high, and are free from apices. This is probably the oldest of
all the sepulchral inscriptions discovered, and is at least as early as
the fourth century B. c. The stone when found formed the side of a
grave of a somewhat late period. It may have belonged originally
to a grave near by, in which were found several white lekythoi. The
I is the letter which most distinctly bears witness to an early date.
The same form is found on a stone now lying in the museum at Ere-
tria inscribed I EN A PET. The name KXeoc^olvi^ appears to be new.

The other stones discovered at the same place are plain, most of
them of marble, some more or less broken, and none deserving a
minute description as to form.

7. KTHPIAAA Kr^piXXa

This is mainly interesting as showing perhaps in KrypiWa for
KrijcnWa an example of the rliotacism for which Strabo (p. 448) says
the Eretrians were noted, and which betrayed their connection with
Elis. This rhotacism at Eretria is now fully assured by the inscrip-
tions in 'Ecprjfi. 'Apx., 1890, pp. 200 seq.

The father's name is of course the same as in the preceding number.

AEPKYAIAOY

AepKv\[&ov

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. E A I T H
. EPKYAIAOY

9.

ONHZQ

11.

10.

. . . I M 0 N H
1APAMONO.
HPAKAEQTHZ

riZTH

For Hapd^ovos cf. No. 29. Hapap,ovq occurs on a stone in the
museum at Eretria. The name was a favorite in Boeotia, and occurs on
the dedication-stele found by the American School in 1890 at Plataea.
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