By Eleonora Cussini

A trip to Palmyra originates from the will to recollect Delbert R. Hillers, who tremendously contributed together with his paintings to Palmyrene reviews. although, it isn't intended simply as a memorial quantity, yet as a examine device. It comprises 13 papers by means of students within the box of Palmyrene reports and Semitics targeting diversified facets of Palmyrene background, social heritage, artwork, archaeology and philology, with e-book of newly stumbled on inscriptions. It deals a cutting-edge dialogue on a number of matters relating the sphere of Palmyrene stories, and illustrates methodologies to be hired with a view to raise our wisdom of the advanced and multifaceted tradition of historic Palmyra and of neighbouring parts. Readership: students and scholars - undergraduates and graduates - within the box of Semitics, Classics, old heritage, Archaeology and artwork, bible study, and all these attracted to the background of historical Palmyra.

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Here she is cited together with Julius Aurelius Hermeias, a br Èry as well, as the builder of this hypogeum (cf. above PAT 1142). While 32 No other text mentioning these two individuals have survived. Perhaps, we may connect to this same woman a fragmentary funerary epitaph, PAT 1251: “Amata, daughte[r of ... ] / Belhazay, [ ... ] / Malku [ ... )[ ... ” 33 The status of br Èry and brt/bt Èry in Palmyrene society needs to be clarified, as well as the precise meaning of the expression itself. The equivalence bt Èry/ liberta, which led to the commonly accepted, although not entirely satisfactory interpretation “freedwoman” is based upon one occurrence only: PAT 0246.

This derived abstract is unattested in Syriac. (29) ¦B\JD@B@H (DNWSI, 94; BA 133; Br 40b): "pãrp" features in a number of inscriptions from the 260s in the sense of “procurator”: PAT 0284 and PAT 0285 (both of AD 262), PAT 0286 (of AD 264) and PAT 0289 (of AD 267). ” The defective spelling of the Palmyrene form is also found in the Teaching of Addai (ed. Howard, p. 3. (30) º(,:f< “governor” (DNWSI, 270; BA 124-125; Br 171a; Brock 1967, p. g. PAT 0259 ii, lines 65, 74, and PAT 0278, of AD 242/3), and hygmn" (PAT 0279, of AD 171) are all found, alongside the absolute plural, hgmnyn, in PAT 1062, of AD 145/6.

420. (70) Fb<*46@H “member of a governing body, syndic” (DNWSI, 778; BA 113): the emphatic plural, sdqy", is attested once, in the Tariff (PAT 0259), i 11. The term is not found in Syriac. (71) Fä:" “body, corpse” (DNWSI, 780): two occurrences are attested, each in a different sense. ” Though the plural swmã" “bodies” (also "swmã", •Ff:"J", “bodiless creatures”) is occasionally found in Syriac, there are no parallels to the Palmyrene usage. (72) JV(:" “rank, group of people” (DNWSI, 1203; Br 816a): in the sole occurrence (PAT 0291 of AD 258) tgm" is used of a corporation of silver- and goldsmiths.

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