Format: 210 mm x 280 mm
Vezava: trda vezava
Leto izdaje: 2017
Virtuti summae ac optimis amicis.Why would someone from famous, rich, and magnificent Ephesus in present-day Turkey want to move to small, insignificant
Celeia? It could be because it was neither small nor insignificant. Namely, numerous stone monuments with inscriptions confirm its enviable position and importance within the Roman Empire. In this monograph, written in English, the author reveals the contents of the inscriptions on monuments from Roman
The monograph about the Roman inscriptions of Celeia
and its surroundings collects all the Roman (Latin) inscriptions from Celeia
and its ager
for the first time in one volume–unfortunately without those found in recent years, which will be published by another expert sometime in the future. Thus, it is clear at first glance that this Roman town stood out in terms of importance, since more than 500 inscriptions are so far known from this area, which is no small number for a provincial town.
The inscriptions, too many of which are today unfortunately lost, take us to the wonderful world of a provincial Roman town, in which all through its history the local (autochthonous) principle and the one brought along by the new masters of the Norican (and wider) area, mixed. Autochthonous names, divinities, iconography on the one hand and Roman officials, soldiers, and priests on the other confirm just that. Thus, the inscriptions introduce actual individuals and their destinies, occupations and duties, religious practices, and social stratification: slaves and freedmen; the municipal elite: decurions and duumviri; foreigners who came to Celeia from afar etc.