1 Department of History, Faculty of Humanities, SDU2 Uppsala Universitet3 Department of History, Faculty of Humanities, SDU
Honorary Decree for Olympichos. I.Labraunda no. 134 (and no. 49)
A large fragment of an inscribed stele was discovered in Labraunda on June 19, 2002 by Lars Karlsson. The stone was found in the air shaft to the subterranean praefurnium of the Late Roman South Bath and is now deposited in the Museum of Milas registered as Labraunda Inscription 134 (C401), Milas Museum 2873. The present publication is the result of several scholars’ efforts: Lars Karlsson made a facsimile of the inscription and photos were taken by him and by Pontus Hellström. At the University of Uppsala a team consisting of Pontus Hellström, Marianne Wifstrand Schiebe and Lars Karlsson studied and started reconstructing the text. Wolfgang Blümel also proffered useful suggestions and kindly let us have his squeeze of the inscription. The inscription was presented briefly by Pontus Hellström at Ankara, May 2003 and its publication thereafter entrusted to Signe Isager in collaboration with Lars Karlsson. The inscription is clearly of interest to a wide range of scholars, so we chose to publish the inscription now, even if many problems are still unsolved.