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    Amator Concordiae, Ornator Patriae. The Latinisation of Punic titles in early imperial Lepcis Magna

    Barron, Caroline (2020) Amator Concordiae, Ornator Patriae. The Latinisation of Punic titles in early imperial Lepcis Magna. Libyan Studies 51 , pp. 10-23. ISSN 0263-7189.

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    The translation of so-called ‘honorific’ titles from Punic to Latin, and their deployment in a number of public monumental inscriptions in Lepcis Magna, have often been promoted as evidence for successful Romanization in the cities of Tripolitania. Titles such as amator concordiae and ornator patriae have been understood as affirmations that the local Lepcitan community had engaged with Augustan ideological concepts and were using them to demonstrate loyalty and support for the principate. This paper argues that a more likely influence on the translation of the titles into Latin came from the notions of philia exhibited by the Greek-speaking communities of the eastern Mediterranean in their interactions with Rome.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication following peer review. The version of record is available online at the link above.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Lepcis Magna, bilingual inscriptions, Romanization, neo-Punic, epigraphy, urban landscape
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Research Centres and Institutes: Humanities, Birkbeck Institute for the (BIH)
    Depositing User: Caroline Barron
    Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2020 11:06
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:57


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