The Salmakis Inscription and Hellenistic Halikarnassos
The Salmakis Inscription takes its name from the place where it was discovered in 1995, the promontory of Kaplan Kalesi of Salmakis, which stretches out into the sea, southwest of the harbor opposite the Castle. The inscription was discovered by the Turkish authorities on an ancient wall, and a preliminary study was under-taken by the directorate of Bodrum Museum and the Danish Halikarnassos team. The inscription was new evidence of a Hellenistic city proud of its position as a cultural center and of its international connections. In contrast, Halikarnassos is almost completely absent from modern works on the Mediterranean world after Alexander. This book is an attempt to remedy that situation. The present volume is a result of the international seminar held in Bodrum on August 29 to September 2, 2000.
Publication Date: 6/1/2004