The Inscribed Gold Lamellae from Roman Palestine: Old questions, new evidence

Noga Erez-Yodfat

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Abstract

The paper discusses a group of gold lamellae, originating from graves in Roman Palestine, which bear the ancient Greek formula NN-(Take courage, NN! No one is immortal) or its variations. It also contains a publication of two new lamellae, and several lamellae that have not been associated with this group in the past are added to the list. The new evidence is considered in the context of the ongoing debate on cultural and ritual connotations of the Palestinian lamellae.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationScripta Classica Israelica
PublisherIsrael Society for the Promotion of Classical Studies
Pages137-148
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2020

Publication series

NameScripta Classica Israelica
Volume39
ISSN (Print)0334-4509

Keywords

  • Afterlife
  • Bacchic-orphic tablets
  • Burial customs
  • Gold lamellae
  • Roman Palestine

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