Monumental (?) inscription mentioning Lysimache (GER0110)

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Title

Monumental (?) inscription mentioning Lysimache (GER0110)

Description

A partially preserved monumental inscription from Gerasa, dating to the second half of the 2nd c. CE, including the name Lysimache

Source

Publisher

Welles, C. 1938. "The Inscriptions," pg.416, no.111, pl.CIV, d, in Gerasa: city of the Decapolis, C.H. Kraeling (ed.).

Rights

Welles, C. 1938. "The Inscriptions," pg.416, no.111, pl.CIV, d, in Gerasa: city of the Decapolis, C.H. Kraeling (ed.).

Format

Stone

Language

Identifier

GER0110

IIIF Item Metadata

UUID

5f3923e2-7180-49c2-a597-8cc9b37cbc10

Inscription Item Type Metadata

Diplomatic

]ALΥCIMAXH[

]COC[

].Y AMYN[

]IOY[

Translation

Mentions the name "Lysimache"

Name 1

Notes

Welles (1938) suggests AMYN[ be restored as AMYN[TOU] (Amyntas), a popular Greek name found elsewhere in Gerasa in the second and third c. CE (Welles 1938, pg.393, no.40; pg.440, no.188). Gatier (1988, 151-152) notes the rare popularity of Macedonian names (Lysimache, Amyntas) at Gerasa, perhaps reflecting control over the city by Macedonian generals in the period after Alexander the Great's death.

Selected Bibliography

Gatier, P.-L. 1988. "Inscriptions religieuses de Gerasa II," ADAJ 32:151-155 (p.151).

Citation

“Monumental (?) inscription mentioning Lysimache (GER0110),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed December 15, 2019, http://wireproject.org/items/show/15.

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