Semitic onomastics from Dura Europos. The names in Greek script and from Latin epigraphs.

Editore: S.A.R.G.O.N. Editrice e Libreria

Autori: G. F. Grassi

Anno: 2012

Serie/Convegno: History of the Ancient Near East / Monographs – XII

Prezzo: 80 €


Founded in 300 BC ca by Nicanor, general of Seleucus I Nicator, with the name of Europos on a site already inhabited in the second millennium BC with the name Damara (>Dura), “fortress”, the city is actually positioned on a strategic site, on a cliff hanging over the right bank of the Middle Euphrates.

A number of parchments, papyri and epigraphs on durable materials were found during the excavations. The inscriptions range in date from the 1st century BC to the 3rd century AD. The majority of the inscriptions – more than 1000 in number – is in Greek, but other languages are well attested.