Stadiasmus Patarensis

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The Stadiasmus Patarensis, also Stadiasmus Provinciae Lyciae or Miliarium Lyciae, is a Roman milestone found in 1993 from the city of Patara in Lycia.

The Stadiasmus (from ancient Greek σταδιασμός; “stadium-measurer”; as a measure of length, the stadium referred to a distance of about 180 to 200 meters) had the shape of a pillar and served as a monumental itinerary. It is inscribed in Greek with a dedication to Claudius and an official listing of the roads built by the legate Quintus Veranius in the province of Lycia


  • Sencer Şahin, Mustafa Adak: Stadiasmus Patarensis: Itinera Romana Provinciae Lyciae. Ege Yayınları, Istanbul 2007(Monographs on Gephyra. Journal of Ancient History and Culture in the Territory of Present Turkey, vol. 1), ISBN 978-975-807-179-1, Abstract.