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Summary

Basilica in the Agora of Smyrna/Izmir - inscription.

Class:

  • Relief, votiv stone or altar
  • visible
  • Location ± 5-25 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

Smyrna - İzmir Agora Open Air Museum

OmnesViae import TPPlace2190; http://www.sabah.com.tr/smyrna-antik-kenti

Smyrna, Basilica

Roman basilica of ancient Smyrna [modern Izmir]

Smyrna, Western Stoa

Western stoa of ancient Smyrna - modern Izmir.

Kadifekale

Hellenistic castle.

Images

Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

The ancient inscription that contains the word logos has been recently discovered on the walls of a civil basilica at the agora of Smyrna/Izmir. Because  the word "Logos"  was of a basic crucil significance in  early Christianity (John 1:1), excavators believe it may be evidence of Christian graffiti on the walls, although its exact meaning has not been determined definitely.

See:

  1. Roger S. Bagnall, Roberta Casagrande-Kim, Akin Ersoy, Cumhur Tanriver: Graffiti from the Basilica in the Agora of Smyrna, NYU Press 2016