A Journey to Palmyra: Collected Essays to Remember Delbert by Eleonora Cussini

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By Eleonora Cussini

A trip to Palmyra originates from the will to recollect Delbert R. Hillers, who vastly contributed together with his paintings to Palmyrene experiences. even if, it isn't intended simply as a memorial quantity, yet as a study device. It comprises 13 papers via students within the box of Palmyrene reviews and Semitics concentrating on diverse features of Palmyrene background, social historical past, paintings, archaeology and philology, with ebook of newly came upon inscriptions. It bargains a cutting-edge dialogue on numerous matters referring to the sphere of Palmyrene reports, and illustrates methodologies to be hired that allows you to raise our wisdom of the complicated and multifaceted tradition of historic Palmyra and of neighbouring parts. Readership: students and scholars - undergraduates and graduates - within the box of Semitics, Classics, historical historical past, Archaeology and artwork, bible study, and all these drawn to the background of old Palmyra.

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Budge 1889), p. 60, and Chronicon ad annum 1234 (ed. Chabot 1920), I, p. 151. (4) •<*Df< (DNWSI, 19-20): "drwn", occurring in PAT 0263 (of AD 108), PAT 0991 (undated) and perhaps PAT 2766 (of 6 BC) may derive from •<*Df<, “men’s quarters,” whence “banqueting hall,” though an Iranian origin is also possible, especially as this seems to be the source of Syriac "edrÙn§ (Br 6b, “cubiculum”), found in the Acts of Thecla (ed. Wright, p. 160) and occasionally elsewhere. 9 (corresponding to •DP,Ã", •DP,Ã@< in the Greek).

The transcribed liturgical acclamation FL:Nf

6 However, a few exceptions are documented: in some cases in fact, the funerary reliefs were commissioned by women, as PAT 0840 accompanying a double portrait: “Yarhay, son of / Bonne, which / was made for him by / his foster-mother. Ma#ainat, daughter of / Bonne. ”; or PAT 0877, “Statue of #Atenatan, / son of Zabda#ateh, / which was made for him by / Aha, daughter of Nesha, / his wife. ”; PAT 0901, “Makkay, son of / Shamshigeram. / Alas! ”7 As a whole, funerary epitaphs although widely attested, offer very limited information on the role of Palmyrene women, since the largest majority of them contain only personal names.

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