June 2013
CEDRUS;2013, Vol. 1, p241
Academic Journal
In the early 1970's the monument of Quintus Vedius Capito was found on the northern edge of the Kaunos Harbour Agora, adjacent to the northern edge of the Glykinna Monument in the west Stoa. The northern part of this monument is preserved to approximately the height of the base while only the base survives from the southern part. It comprises a step at the bottom, a bank above, the lower side of the profile of a low-base, high orthostate blocks and the upper side of the body and high-profile crown orthostate blocks. The inscriptions on the monument are in three different positions: on the bottom face of the step, on the flat section above the section profile of the lower base and, carved upon the face of the orthostate blocks. Some spolien material was employed and there is some imprecision in terms of the construction technique employed. In appearance therefore, this monument seems unworthy of the honor of the family members whose names are recorded on it who were so precious to Kaunos. It seems for some reason this monument was first erected in some other part of the city and it was subsequently re-erected in its present location. Regarding the Vedius family, the father superior of the goddess Leto, grandfather Quintus Vedius, P. f. Capito began with the priesthood, maintained, like Flavia Maxima, within the members of the same family. This monument was erected at the end of the reign of Emperor Hadrianus, the joining has been period of last member Flavia Maxima, the end of Antonius Pius.


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