A Public Column Drum from a Corinthian Quarry

by Yannis A. Lolos

Hesperia, Volume 71, Issue 2
Page(s): 201-207
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3182006
Year: 2002


This study presents a two-letter inscription, ΔA, an abbreviation of the Greek word meaning “public,” carved on the lifting boss of a drum abandoned in a Corinthian quarry. The inscription constitutes the first epigraphical evidence for public ownership of Corinthian limestone quarries and adds to our understanding of the legal status of quarries in pre-Roman Greece.