A Selection of Columnar Grave Monuments from the Athenian Agora

by Michael Laughy

Hesperia, Volume 89, Issue 1
Page(s): 67-82
Stable URL: https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2972/hesperia.89.1.0067
Year: 2020


This paper presents an editio princeps of 21 columnar grave monuments from the Athenian Agora excavations of 1969-1990. The names of the Athenians, foreigners, and slaves engraved on these humble stone markers not only contribute to the study of Athenian onomastics, but also illustrate a number of social phenomena in Athens during the Hellenistic and Roman periods, including the rise of theophoric names and the frequency of intermarriage between Milesian women and Athenian men.