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A NEW INSCRIPTION FROM ALEXANDER SEVERUS' TIME FROM TYRAS

A NEW INSCRIPTION FROM ALEXANDER SEVERUS' TIME FROM TYRAS A NEW INSCRIPTION FROM ALEXANDER SEVERUS’ TIME FROM TYRAS 1 ASKOLD IVANTCHIK and NATALYA SON The history of Tyras in the Ž rst centuries AD has often attracted the attention of scholars, 2 but despite this it still remains rather poorly known. There are many aspects of it, which we can only guess at, Ž rst and foremost because the range of available sources is so meagre: epigraphic evidence from Tyras is extremely limited and the number of inscriptions found is far less than that which we have from other Greek cities, including those nearest to Tyras – Istria and Olbia. For this reason every new inscription from Tyras is of special interest and warrants individual publication. The inscription published here is no exception. The inscription is now part of a private collection in Kiev. Not very much is known about the circumstances in which it was found: according to the current owner of the inscription, it was found within the territory of classical Tyras. This information cannot be regarded as totally reliable, but it does not contradict the content of the inscription and to some extent it is borne out by that content (see below). It can http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia Brill

A NEW INSCRIPTION FROM ALEXANDER SEVERUS' TIME FROM TYRAS

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Brill
Copyright
© 2002 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
0929-077X
eISSN
1570-0577
DOI
10.1163/157005702320376570
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Abstract

A NEW INSCRIPTION FROM ALEXANDER SEVERUS’ TIME FROM TYRAS 1 ASKOLD IVANTCHIK and NATALYA SON The history of Tyras in the Ž rst centuries AD has often attracted the attention of scholars, 2 but despite this it still remains rather poorly known. There are many aspects of it, which we can only guess at, Ž rst and foremost because the range of available sources is so meagre: epigraphic evidence from Tyras is extremely limited and the number of inscriptions found is far less than that which we have from other Greek cities, including those nearest to Tyras – Istria and Olbia. For this reason every new inscription from Tyras is of special interest and warrants individual publication. The inscription published here is no exception. The inscription is now part of a private collection in Kiev. Not very much is known about the circumstances in which it was found: according to the current owner of the inscription, it was found within the territory of classical Tyras. This information cannot be regarded as totally reliable, but it does not contradict the content of the inscription and to some extent it is borne out by that content (see below). It can

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Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to SiberiaBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2002

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