By Eleonora Cussini
A trip to Palmyra originates from the need to recollect Delbert R. Hillers, who tremendously contributed together with his paintings to Palmyrene reports. in spite of the fact that, it's not intended simply as a memorial quantity, yet as a learn instrument. It comprises 13 papers by way of students within the box of Palmyrene reviews and Semitics concentrating on various elements of Palmyrene heritage, social historical past, artwork, archaeology and philology, with e-book of newly found inscriptions. It bargains a cutting-edge dialogue on numerous concerns referring to the sector of Palmyrene reviews, and illustrates methodologies to be hired with the intention to raise our wisdom of the advanced and multifaceted tradition of old Palmyra and of neighbouring components. Readership: students and scholars - undergraduates and graduates - within the box of Semitics, Classics, old heritage, Archaeology and paintings, bible study, and all these drawn to the historical past of historic Palmyra.
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The early translation of Basil’s Hexaemeron, ed. Thomson, p. 84 line 2). (68) FL(680J46`H “senator” (DNWSI, 794; BA 139; Br 486a): both 22 sebastian p. brock snqlãyqh (PAT 0290 of AD 251, and PAT 1358 of AD 272, snqlãyq") and sqlãyq" (PAT 0558 of third century) are attested. In the rare Syriac attestations the Greek case endings are preserved, m. s. swnqlyãyqws, f. s. swnqlyãyqy, m. pl. swnqlyãyqw (or -q¿). (69) Fb:NT<@H (DNWSI, 797): in the two attestations spwn appears to be used adverbially, in the sense of “in agreement”: Tariff (PAT 0259, ii line 96, hww spw[n]) and PAT 1584 (of first century AD, "qymw … spwn).
Although the people of Edessa of the first three centuries did not share with the Palmyrenes anything like the same ‘epigraphic habit’, nevertheless a certain number of early inscriptions, and in particular three legal documents of the 240s in Syriac,1 make a comparison between the use of Greek words (and Latin words by way of Greek) in these two Aramaic dialects worthwhile and meaningful. 3 Since no complete separate listing of Greek words in the Palmyrene inscriptions appears to have been made, the 75 instances4 are given below alphabeticized under their Greek form.
14 sebastian p. brock (15) (D"::"J,\" (DNWSI, 235; BA 138): bgrmãy" “during the secretaryship” occurs a number of times, in PAT 0259, PAT 1370 (of AD 218), PAT 1375 (of AD 75/76), PAT 2756 (undated). g. fragment of the SyroRoman Law Book, published in Zeitschrift der Savigny Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte 85 (1968), p. 401). (16) (D"::"J,bH (DNWSI, 235; BA 137): grmãws occurs in PAT 0259, PAT 0305 (of AD 131) and PAT 1375 (of AD 75/76). Syriac (Br 133b) has only gramaãÊqos (-Êq§) < (D"::"J46`H, gramaãÊqÊ < (D"::"J46Z, and the derived abstract gramaãÊqåt§.
A Journey to Palmyra: Collected Essays to Remember Delbert R. Hillers (Culture and History of the Ancient Near East, 22) by Eleonora Cussini