Sir William Mitchell Ramsay (1851–1939) is a towering figure in the history of epigraphic and topographical research in Asia Minor.1 From the early 1880s onwards, he travelled extensively in inner Anatolia, particularly in ancient ­Phrygia, Pisidia and Lycaonia, regions that were effectively terra incognita in his day. He recorded and published many thousands of Greek and Latin inscriptions from these regions, and published widely on the history, geography and epigraphy of inland Asia Minor.2