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Greek and Latin Inscriptions from Sardis : Finds Since 1958 - by Georg Petzl (Hardcover)

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Ancient Sardis, the capital of Lydia, was of outstanding importance: in the Lydian period it held the residence of the kings and subsequently, under Persian rule, the satraps. Throughout antiquity it remained an administrative center. Travelers of modern times and archaeological excavations have revealed, from the city site and its surroundings, inscriptions written mostly in Greek, some in Latin. Their texts deal with all kinds of subjects: decrees, public honors, civil and sacred laws, letters, epitaphs, and more.

In the corpus “Sardis VII 1” (1932) W. H. Buckler and D. M. Robinson published all inscriptions (228 items) known up to 1922, after which year excavation at Sardis came to a halt because of the Greek-Turkish war. Since excavation resumed in 1958, a portion of the Greek and Latin inscriptions has been published in various, widely scattered places; another portion, containing important texts discovered during the last ten years, was until now unpublished. The aim of this monograph is to present in a comprehensive corpus the entire epigraphic harvest (485 items) made in Sardis and its territory since 1958. Each inscription is accompanied by a description of the monument, bibliography, translation, and commentary; indices, concordances, photographs, and maps complement the collection.

Number of Pages: 225 p. ;
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Archaeology
Series Title: Archaeological Exploration of Sardis
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr
Author: Georg Petzl
Language: English
Street Date: October 15, 2018
TCIN: 53768898
UPC: 9780674987265
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-0089
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