The Greek and Latin Inscriptions of Caesarea Maritima
American Schools of Oriental Research, 2000 - History - 292 pages
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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4th-mid 7th century abbreviation Alpha aqueduct Archaeological Avi-Yonah broken bar C. M. Lehmann Caesarea Antiquities Room Caesarea Maritima Caesarea Museum Cesaree Christian epitaph column cursive dedication emperor end of line Epitaph PL epitaph survive excavations extended right stroke faces are smooth Fragment PL Fretensis governor gray marble Greek Hadrian Hebrew high in line Holum IAA photo imperial inscription survive Introduction irregular letters JECM Jerusalem Jewish epitaph lambda Late Antique Latin Legio Legio VI Ferrata Legio X Fretensis Lifshitz ligated light gray marble menorah monument Negev Old City omicron Osrhoene Palestine plaque of gray plaque of light plaque of white Present location unknown Previously unpublished proconsul Provenance unknown province restoration Ringel Roman sarcophagus Schwabe Sdot Yam serifs sixth century Speidel stone synagogue Syria Palaestina tesserae thick third century three lines tomb upsilon is stemmed Vespasian white marble wide