Horos Inscription A (Aegina)

Title

Horos Inscription A (Aegina)

Description

On a tall rectangular stone, the inscription is written from left to right in the top section of the boundary marker. It is unusual that both the omicrons and the thetas use the same character which is a circle with a dot in the middle. Most of the letters are clear, except the right side of the stele is rough at the edges. This boundary stone marked the sanctuary of Athena as a sacred space.
ΗΘΡΘΣ / ΤΕΜΕΝΘΣ / ΑΘΕΝΑΙΑΣ (on the stone) όρος / τεμένος / Ἀθεναίας (transcribed Greek) Boundary Sanctuary Of Athena (translation)

Creator

unknown

Source

IG IV 30

Date

429 - 405 BCE

Contributor

Amelia Verkerk; Christina Salowey (photograph)

Rights

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Format

limestone
inscriptions

Language

Ancient Greek

Identifier

Horos_Inscription_A_Aegina_1

Coverage

Aegina, Attica, Central Greece and Euboea, Greece (current)

Citation

unknown , “Horos Inscription A (Aegina),” Hollins University Library Digital Exhibits, accessed July 21, 2019, http://digitalexhibits.hollins.edu/items/show/42.

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