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Keywords:
Kerameikos

Caption:
The Kerameikos. Kionsikoi from the South Terrace. In 317 (or 307) B.C. Demetrios of Phaleron created a law against elaborate grave monument and funerary displays. From that time on, the most common grave markers were small columns like these ("kioniskoi" in Greek or "columellae" in Latin). The have a distinct ban near the top, below which would be inscribed the name of the deceased.

For the South Terrace, see Knigge 1991, pp. 128-129.
 
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