Monday, August 18, 2014
A Greek Inscription
In a little room in the schoolhouse was a rose antique funerary slab with a beautifully incised epitaph in Hellenistic characters commemorating the great love and respect that all his contemporaries felt for the deceased, "the Ephebe Sosicles the Lacedaemonian." The inscription ended with a delicate curved loop of knotted and fluttering ribbon.I find a dozen inscriptions from the Peloponnese mentioning people named Sosicles in the Packard Humanities Institute's Searchable Greek Inscriptions database, but none matching this description.
Otto Frödin and A.W. Persson, Rapport préliminaire sur les fouilles d'Asiné: 1922-1924 (Lund: Gleerups, 1925 = Bulletin de la Societe Royale des Lettres de Lund, 1924-1925, fasc. 2), p. 149 (?), number 23, with plate XIX c, is a "Fragment d'une stèle en marbre rouge" at Kardamylé, but I can't see much more than that in Google Books' snippet view.