Epigram 9.682

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Descriptions

#1

On the Obelisk in the Hippodrome

Texts

κίονα τετράπλευρον, ἀεὶ χθονὶ κείμενον ἄχθος,
μοῦνος ἀναστῆσαι Θευδόσιος βασιλεὺς
τολμήσας, Πρόκλον ἐπεκέκλετο, καὶ τόσος ἔστη
κίων ἠελίοις ἐν τριακονταδύο,

— Paton edition

It was only the Emperor Theodosius who under-
took to raise the four-sided column which had ever
lain a burden on the earth. He committed the task
to Proclus,¹ and so great a column stood erect in
thirty-two days.

— Paton edition

Cities

Keywords

Scholia

Comment

#1

Paton Edition on the description: The inscription is still preserved in situ.

1 The prefect of the city

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