The Greek and Latin Inscriptions of Caesarea Maritima

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American Schools of Oriental Research, 2000 - History - 292 pages
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Caesarea Maritima, a port on the Mediterranean coast about 40 km north of modern Tel Aviv, was founded by King Herod the Great sometime shortly after 22BC and flourished as a major urban centre during the first six centuries CE. The 411 inscriptions included in this volume represent the finds of a quarter century of investigation at the site and bear crucial testimony to the civil and military organisation, urban construction, religion, and funerary practices of an important Roman and Byzantine provincial centre. In addition, the language of the Greek and Latin inscriptions provides important insights into the evolution of those languages as well as information on the demographic, ethnic and social make-up of the population of Caesarea Maritima in the Roman and late antique periods.

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C.M. Lehmann is a professor of history at the University of South Dakota. Lehmann is a native of South Dakota who has earned degrees from Augustana College, the University of Maryland, and the University of Chicago, at which he specialized in Classical Philology. Lehmann researches and teaches about Greek and Roman history, archaeology, and epigraphy; he is also interested in language and literature.

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