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Greek Inscriptions

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Lind = L.R. Lind, "Nine Inscriptions and a Roman Brick Stamp in Kansas," American Journal of Archaeology 59 (1955) 159-62.

 

N.426
Naiskos stele from Syria (purchased in 1963): woman reclines on a kliné with pillows, round table of vessels (large aryballos, skyphos, dipper?) in front; she holds a drinking cup in her left hand and a purse(?) in her right.

ΣΑΤΟΡΝΙΛΑ • ΑΛΥΠΟ
ΧΑΙΡΕ

Satornila, daughter of Alypos
Greetings!


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N.427
Plain plaque of gray marble (acquired in 1954)

Θ • Κ 
ΑΓΑΙΟΣ ΤΕΡΤΙΟΣ
ΖΗΣΑΣ ΗΤΗ
ΠΕΝΤΕΚΟΝΤΑ
ΧΑΙΡΕ

To the gods of the underworld (θεοῖς καταχθονίοις / theois katakhthoniois)
Agaios Tertios
having lived 50 years
Greetings!


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Greek Inscription Uninventoried #1
Plain columbaruim tablet of mottled gray pavonazzetto, after 150 BCE (purchased in 1909); Lind, p. 161

ΜΑΡΘΑ
ΛΑΚΕΔΑΙΜΟΝΙΑ

Martha
Lakedaimonia (or "the Lacedaemonian" [i.e., from Sparta])


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Nike (Victory) of Samothrace (reduced size)
Modern plaster replica (given to the Wilcox by the KU Department of French and Italian) at a about 1/2 scale of a Greek original of ca. 190 BCE (original is just over 8 ft tall). According to the small metal oval in the back, the cast was purchased from the Caproni Bros. cast company of Boston probably in 1885.

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