By Eleonora Cussini
A trip to Palmyra originates from the will to recollect Delbert R. Hillers, who enormously contributed along with his paintings to Palmyrene stories. notwithstanding, it isn't intended simply as a memorial quantity, yet as a learn instrument. It includes 13 papers via students within the box of Palmyrene stories and Semitics concentrating on varied facets of Palmyrene historical past, social historical past, artwork, archaeology and philology, with book of newly came across inscriptions. It deals a cutting-edge dialogue on a number of concerns bearing on the sphere of Palmyrene reviews, and illustrates methodologies to be hired with a view to bring up our wisdom of the complicated and multifaceted tradition of old Palmyra and of neighbouring components. Readership: students and scholars - undergraduates and graduates - within the box of Semitics, Classics, old background, Archaeology and artwork, religious study, and all these attracted to the background of historic Palmyra.
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G. PAT 0290 of AD 252, PAT 1548 of AD 114/5), while the plural lgyny" occurs only in PAT 0278 of AD 242/3 (preceded by yt, the only occurrence of this object marker in Palmyrene). Syriac distinguishes between lgywn, the demon (of Mark 5:9), and lgywn" “a legion;” both are common (the latter already in Peshitta Num 24: 24). 10 The loanword is common in Syriac (always lm"n", construct lm"n); in a few early texts it must have the same sense as in Palmyrene. (46) :\84@< < Latin mille (DNWSI, 586; BA 127; Br 383b): the only occurrence is on a milestone in an abbreviated form m (PAT 0317 of AD 268/70).
599), and gumn§sÊy§, taken over direct from the plural. (18) *,6LD\T< < Latin decurio (DNWSI, 258; BA 113; Br 164b): dqrywn" is found only in PAT 0045 (of AD 186). The only Syriac attestation seems to be Ps. Zacharias Rhetor, Hist. Eccl. (ed. Brooks), II, p. 18 (dqwrywn). (19) *0 y:@H (DNWSI, 253; BA 129-130; Br 158a): both dms and dmws are frequently found. The only fairly early Syriac text with the loanword is the Acts of Silvester, preserved in Ps. Zacharias, Hist. Eccl. (ed. Brooks), I, pp.
B) The second group of texts, in terms of quantity, originates from a funerary context as well and supplies a definitively higher degree of information. ” A 2002 exhibit held in Turin: Zenobia: il sogno di una Regina d’Oriente (catalogue: Anon. : Charles-Gaffiot et al. 2001) focused on Zenobia and her world. On the reconstruction of the lives of Palmyrene women see Cussini 2004. 5 For an example of the less commonly found funerary epitaphs on stone tablets see PAT 0464 (AD 41, originally from Tower 44, now lost) “[In the month of Siwan], the year 352.