Greek epitaph for a servant of *Mary (Mother of Christ, S00033), as the God-Bearer. Found at Germia (Galatia, central Asia Minor). Probably late 5th-6th c.
Type of Evidence
Inscriptions - Funerary inscriptions
Α̣ΚΙ . Ε̣Ο̣Υ
'[- - -] se<r>v[a]nt of the God-Bearer, Theopemptos, son of Ioannes, dekanos. +'
Text: Walser 2013, no. 29.
Non Liturgical Activity
Cultic confraternitiesProtagonists in Cult and Narratives
SourceA stone cube. Probably broken and lost on top. There is no detailed description of the object. Found at Gömüş Konak/Yürme (ancient Germia). When recorded, it was reused in a wall. Now covered with plaster. Below the inscription there is a carving of a cross.
DiscussionThis poorly preserved inscription is the epitaph for a certain Theopemptos, styled the servant of the God-Bearer (Theotokos). His father, Ioannes, was a dekanos, i.e. a member of an association, dekania, probably providing burial services (see: E00780).
Dating: probably late 5th-6th c. (based on the lettering and contents).
Walser, A.V., "Kaiserzeitliche und frühbyzantinische Inschriften aus der Region von Germia in Nordwestgalatien", Chiron 43 (2013), no. 29.
Inscriptiones Christianae Graecae database, no. 2354: http://www.epigraph.topoi.org/ica/icamainapp/inscription/show/2354
Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum 63, 1189.
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Please quote this record referring to its author, database name, number, and, if possible, stable URL:
Pawel Nowakowski, Cult of Saints, E01151 - http://csla.history.ox.ac.uk/record.php?recid=E01151