Stadiasmus Patarensis

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The Stadiasmus Patarensis, also known as the Stadiasmus Provinciae Lyciae and the Miliarium Lyciae, is an ancient Roman milestone from the city of Patara. The stadiasmus, shaped as a pillar, served as a monumental public itinerarium. It has a Greek inscription with a dedication to Claudius and an official announcement of roads being built by the governor, Quintus Veranius Nepos, in the province of Lycia et Pamphylia, giving place names and distances. It was discovered in 1993.[1] It has been dated to the year 46.[2]

For a detailed description of the monument and its inscription, see the page Stadiasmus Patarensis / ‘The Monument of The Roads’ at Patara from the website of The Research Centre for Mediterranean Languages and Cultures (RCMLC) at Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey.


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  2. ^ Christopher P. Jones (2001). "The Claudian Monument at Patara". Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik. 137: 161.


"Patara excavations start for the 25th time this summer". Hürriyet Daily News. 20 July 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2015.

Further reading[edit]

Şahin, Sencer; Adak, Mustafa (2007). Stadiasmus Patarensis: Itinera Romana Provinciae Lyciae (in German). Istanbul: Ege Yayınları. ISBN 978-975-807-179-1.