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Lydda, Fourth-seventh centuries CE. Inscription. Column.

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+ Οἱ μέν προεδπεύσαντες ἄστεος πάλαι τοῦ Χριστολαμπρου τοῦ δε σεμνοποιμένες καλλοπίσαντες τὸν δε τόν λαμπρὸν δόμον

Translation

The worshipful pastors who sit at the head of this city, for long time past illuminated by Christ (of this old and illustrious Christian city), having adorned this illustrious temple.

Diplomatic

+ΟΙΜΕΝΠΡΟΕΔΡΕΝΥΨΑΝΤΕΣ ΑΣΡΕΟΣΠΑΛΑΙ ΤΟΥΧΡΙΣΤΟΛΑΜΠΟΥ ΤΟΥΔΕΣΕΜΝΟ ΠΟΙΜΕΝΕΣ ΚΑΛΛΟΠΙΣΑΝΤΕΣ ΤΟΝΔΕΤΟΝΛΑΜΠΡΟΝΔΟΜΟΝ

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Notes
In Χριστολαμπροῦ the cutter of the stone has omitted the second ρ; καλλοπίσαντες is for καλλωπίσαντες. The inscription shows a marked attempt at poetical expression. It seems complete, though there appears no verb in the preterite in the sentence. Still one may well inquire if it was not followed by other lines. I found no trace of any on the column, but it is not impossible that the sequel was cut on some other column, and contains exacter information as to the date and character of the adornments spoken of, which certainly refer to the Byzantine church, and are a final proof of the existence of that edifice.

Languages

Greek

Dimensions

H: —; W: —; D: —

Date

324 CE to 638 CE

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Bibliography

Source of diplomatic

  • Clermont-Ganneau, Charles. “Archaeological Researches in Palestine during the Years 1873-1874.” In Palestine Exploration Fund, translated by Aubrey [vol. 1] Stewart and John [vol. 2] Macfarlane. London: Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund, 1896.
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Source of transcription

  • Clermont-Ganneau, Charles. “Archaeological Researches in Palestine during the Years 1873-1874.” In Palestine Exploration Fund, translated by Aubrey [vol. 1] Stewart and John [vol. 2] Macfarlane. London: Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund, 1896.
    Zotero

Source of translation

  • Clermont-Ganneau, Charles. “Archaeological Researches in Palestine during the Years 1873-1874.” In Palestine Exploration Fund, translated by Aubrey [vol. 1] Stewart and John [vol. 2] Macfarlane. London: Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund, 1896.
    Zotero
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