Historical story

Found in Turkey a stele with engraved Greek poetry

Mugla Milas, the Turkish town where the stele was found

A team of archaeologists at work at the Mausoleum Hecatomnus in the Mugla Milas area in Turkey, unearthed a stele a few weeks ago engraved with a poem in trochaic catalectic tetrameter , which represents the longest Greek composition on stone found so far.

This is 124 lines of text which scholars suppose written in honor of a sovereign.

The find dates back to an era between the end of the fourth century. B.C. and the beginning of the third century BC

The epigraph was used as a step in a house.