Greek and Latin Inscriptions in the Konya Archaeological Museum (Regional Epigraphic Catalogues of Asia Minor #4) (Hardcover)

By B. H. McLean

British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara, 9781898249146, 192pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2002

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The city of Konya (ancient Iconium) has long been one of the most important Anatolian centres. In the late first century BC it was refounded as a Roman colony, and the centuries of the Roman Empire were among the most prosperous for the region. This volume provides texts and commentaries for the 231 Greek and ten Latin inscriptions now housed in the city's archaeological museum. The collection comprises 92 inscriptions from Konya itself and 149 from the surrounding region, nearly two thirds of them previously unpublished. Almost two hundred further inscriptions from Konya are listed and indexed at the end of the volume, so that there is a complete index of all people known from the ancient city of Iconium. The texts shed light on city and country society around a major centre from the early Roman to the Byzantine period, and the photographs at the end of the volume illustrate most of the characteristic inscribed monuments.