New Decrees from Tyras

Ivantchik Askold I.

This article is a publication of fragments of seven honorary decrees originating from Tyras. One of them dates from the Hellenistic period and is the first known proxeny decree of this city. The others are of the Roman period. Despite their very fragmented condition, they give new information concerning the functioning of the polis institutions of Tyras. In particular, they allow us to assume that the position of secretary in the city was lifelong, as in neighbouring Histria. Dating formulas are preserved in some of the inscriptions, which makes it possible to determine their date within a year.

Keywords: North Black Sea region, Tyras, Greek epigraphy, honorific decrees, proxeny decrees

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