075291 - J. C. FANT IRT 794B MAGNA AND THE BUILDING HISTORY...

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J . C . F ANT IRT 794 B AND THE B UILDING H ISTORY OF THE H ADRIANIC B ATHS AT L EPCIS M AGNA aus: Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 75 (1988) 291–294 © Dr. Rudolf Habelt GmbH, Bonn
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IRT 794b and the Building History of the Hadrianic Baths at Lepcis Magna J.M. Reynolds and J.B. Ward Perkins published as no. 794b in their admirable repertoire The Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania (Rome 1952) this text and preceding description: On the rough edge of a block (edge: .95m x .08), from which veneer panels have been sawn both horizontally and vertically, at rt. angles to the inscribed face. Ha- drianic Baths, in the W. Gymnasium: [Imp(eratore) Ca]e ` s ` [a]re IIII et Balbino co(n)s(ulibus) ratione [ The date, as supplemented, is the fourth consulship of Caracalla in A.D. 213. Ward Per- kins elsewhere registered caution about the restoration ( JRS 41 (1951) 89 and n. 4). The photograph published here on Plate IX (b) is from the archives of the British School at Rome and was not included in the original publication. 1 The Imperial titulature is worrisome. Although Caracalla was generally called Imp. Cae- sar M. Aurelius Antoninus, this title was not shortened to Imp. Caesar, tout court. The shor- ter form Imp. Antoninus was also in general use and is paralleled at the Docimium quar- ries in Asia Minor, the source of this block of Phrygian marble ( marmor Phrygium or syn- nadicum ; pavonazzetto in the Italian vernacular). 2 Another difficulty is that the Balbibus who shared the fasti with Caracalla was holding his second consulship and so should have been labelled cos. II. 3 The text given by the editors of IRT is a great improvement over that 1 I am grateful to Amanda Claridge, Assistant Director of the British School at Rome, for lo- cating the photograph in the archives and making a copy of it for me. 2 The parallel is No. 83-45 in the reference following. On the quarries at Docimium and their marbles, see J.C. Fant, Cavum Antrum Phrygiae: The Organization and Operations of the Roman Imperial Quarries in Phrygia (British Archaeological Reports International Series, in press), and "Four Unfinished Sarcophagus Lids in the Quarries at Docimium and the Imperial Quarry System in Phrygia," AJA 89 (1985) 665-672; and the work of the foremost student of the area, M. Waelkens, "From a Phrygian Quarry: The Provenance of the Statues of the Dacian Prisoners in Trajan's Forum at Rome," AJA 89 (1985) 641-653; Dokimeion. Die Werkstatt der repräsentati- ven kleinasiatischen Sarkophage (Archäologische Forschungen 11, Berlin 1982), with abundant bibliography. 3
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