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.
Tadmor – Palmyra. A Caravan City between East and West is not only the latest monograph on Palmyra – that is one taking into consideration the results of the most recent research – but it is also the most comprehensive treatment of the subject which combines the archaeological research with the philological and historical work. (From the review by Prof. Piotr Bieliński, Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw)
The purpose of this paper is to introduce Roman funerary portrait reliefs as a definite set of archaeological objects designed to convey the indicators of social position and to spread ideas over time and space, thus placing the images in a broader cultural network.
The present paper was prompted by the appearance on the market of many more radiates of both Zenobia and Vabalathus since the 1970s so that the total number of specimens now stands at 32 for Zenobia and 20 for Vabalathus as Augustus (the coin issue for Vabalathus and Aurelian is much more common). By contrast, the Alexandrian issues of Vabalathus Augustus and Zenobia have been recognized and published for a much longer time
فخلال معاينتنا لأغلب المنحوتات التدمرية ، لاحظنا وجود سمات رئيسة اتصف بها النحت في تدمر، وفي الوقت نفسه نجد العديد من الإشارات والرموز المرتبطة بحركة اليدين والأصابع ووضعيتهما فوق جسد الشخص الممثل، في واقع الأمر هنالك العديد من التساؤلات التي نود طرحها في هذا البحث، وإن لم تستطع أن نجد إجابات كافية وواضحة لما نحن بصدد التطرق إليه، إلا أنه من المؤكد ستشكل تلك التساؤلات في المستقبل نقطة انطلاقة الأبحاث أخرى أكثر تعمقة.