The paper deals with the forms of address to the gods, where the divine name is substituted by titles and formulas such as: “My Lord”, “He whose name is blessed forever”, etc. seen before as an example of the anonymity of the gods. The problem is presented through a rhetoric approach with a comparison to the ancient sources and concepts …read more
The purpose of this article is to present and analyzeseveral newly discovered inscriptions found during the April
– May 2011 survey conducted by the Polish
– Syrian archaeological mission under the direction of Prof. Michał Gawlikowski.
This paper brings the coins of Palmyra, for the first time, into the discussion on how to
define the character of this oasis city in the Syrian steppe. Scholars working on Palmyrene civilization have generally ignored them. This paper aims to provide a counterbalance to this trend and to comment on the usefulness of numismatics for the study of
the city’s religious culture and history.