Gephyra (May 2021)

A Note on Meiros in Phrygia

  • Stephen Mitchell

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 21
pp. 237 – 241


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The last word of a sixth-century epitaph from Başara in Phrygia (MAMA I 403) was misread as Βλέπε in the first publication by W. M. Calder, leading to misplaced commentary on this term by Louis Robert. The correct reading is [π]όλεος. The epitaph marks a burial in the vil-lage of Eizikos on the territory of the Phrygian city of Meiros. Meiros stood at an important road intersection and gained importance in late antiquity. Its territory was larger than is commonly assumed and covered most of the Phrygian Highlands.