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Christian Groups in Second-Century Rome
Harlow Snyder, Davidson College
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The Discovery and Interpretation of the Flavia Sophe Inscription: New Results (Article)
Title: The Discovery and Interpretation of the Flavia Sophe Inscription: New Results
Author: Harlow G. Snyder
Abstract: New archival material relating to the discovery of the Flavia Sophe inscription is presented and arguments made that the inscription was discovered in situ. Careful attention to the epigraphical, palaeographical, and metrical aspects of the poem, as well as its use of nuptial imagery lead to new proposals for reconstructions. Arguments for a date in the second century are re-examined and strengthened. The language of the inscription is placed within the context of other Greek funeral epigrams to show that the writer of the epigram was well aware of the conventions Hellenistic funeral poetry and that the poem artfully subverts many of these conventions.
[article is accepted, proofed and in galleys; waiting to be assigned an issue; 60pp.]
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Periodical Title: Vigiliae Christianae