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A Newly Discovered Two Tomb Inscriptions from Eskişehir / Dorylaion and a Corrigendum

  • 1. Anadolu University


This article introduces, two ancient Hellenic tomb inscriptions from the Roman imperial period, one of which was found in the village of Yakakayı in the Tepebaşı district of Eskişehir and the other in the Avdağlı area of the village of Aşağıdudaş in the Beylikova district. Both artifacts found are tombstones, proclaiming that declare with symbols that the patronage of Zeus, who was worshiped along the line starting from Nakoleia and extending into Bithynia, was needed. This article is important in terms of showing the expansion of the dominance of the Zeus Bronton cult in this part of Phrygia



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