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Tribute to Diana/Artemis, Perge, Turkey
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July 05, 2012, 07:24 AM
This plinth was once adorned by a statue of Diana, as indicated in the Latin inscription in the first two lines. A woman of the Roman patricianate, she was apparently a benefactress of Perge, even though my research indicates she was from Bithynia, in northern Asia Minor near present-day Istanbul. Perge is in southern Turkey near the coast.
July 05, 2012, 07:25 AM
Also, note that the bottom two lines are in Greek and instead of venerating the Romanized Diana, pay tribute to the local goddess Artemis.
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