Ανέκδοτη αναθηματική επιγραφή από αρχαία πόλη της Σιντικής

Part of : Μακεδονικά ; Vol.28, No.1992, pages 101-110

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Unpublished votive inscription from an ancient town of Sindiki
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Early in 1989 the author discovered, on top of the hill of the monastery of the Saints Kirykos and Ioulitta (in the SW part of «Issari») (pi. la), situated 2 km east of Sidirokastron of Serres (ill. 1), an inscribed votive stelae almost intact, missing only is its upper part (pi. lb).The only decoration of this limestone, monolithic stelae (height 0,706m) is the tristichous inscription (pi. 4α, β), placed by the engraver high on the front of its bare body.The inscription’s text—placed chronologically, according to the form of the letters and the surface findings of the area (pi. 5a, β, γ), late in the 4th C B.C. or early 3rd C B.C.— is proof of the functioning of an ancient temple («ΕΙλειθυιαίου»), dedicated to the mythological goddess of child-birth Eileithyia.At the place where the stelae was found, are preserved extensive remains of an ancient habitation (pi. 6α, β; 7a, β; 8a, β) of an important town. This town may possibly identified with Heraklea Sindiki.
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