Greek and Latin inscriptions from the Kazanlak and Yambol regions ca. 500 BC to AD 300

Petra Janouchová

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Some 136 Greek and Latin inscriptions from the Kazanlak Valley and the Yambol province complement the archaeological data produced by the Tundzha Regional Archaeology Project (TRAP). The inscriptions clarify chronologies and add social and demographic detail to investigation of settlement patterns on the Tundzha River catchment. These inscriptions span the Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman periods, documenting evolving social and cultural practices amongst Thracians, Greeks, Macedonians, and Romans. The epigraphic record in Kazanlak shows signs of changing behaviour arising from cultural contact during the Classical and Helenistic period. Inscriptions from the Roman period display standardisation in epigraphic production across both regions, most likely due to Thracian service in the Roman military.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Tundzha Regional Archaeology Project
Subtitle of host publicationSurface Survey, Palaeoecology, and Associated Studies in Central and Southeast Bulgaria, 2009-2015 Final Report
EditorsShawn Ross, Adela Sobotkova, Georgi Nekhrizov, Julia Tzvetkova, Simon Connor
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxbow Books
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781789250541
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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  • inscriptions
  • Greek and Latin epigraphy
  • Seuthopolis
  • Kabyle
  • cultural contact
  • social organisation


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