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Еще раз о публикации надписей с городища Артезиан на Боспоре

Белоусов А. В., Сапрыкин С. Ю.

The article is a kind of answer to V.P. Yaylenko’s critical notes on the publication of three epigraphic monuments from the settlement Artesian in East Crimea. This publication was made by the authors of this article (in cooperation with N.I. Vinokourov). While accepting some critics by Yaylenko, both authors still leave their former conclusions and arguments as the most positive for reconstructing the argued inscriptions. Moreover, they use this article as a place for their own critics of V.P. Yaylenko’s position, concerning reading, interpretation and commentary of the inscriptions, particularly in terms of reconstructing personal names and individual terminology. The authors (A.V. Belousov) give some new arguments in favour of the former interpretation of graffito on inner side of a pottery fragment as ληκάσα<ς> μοῦ̣ Δ̣/ό{δο}λης. The same is done in regard to the graffito on the other side of the fragment and the reading of sepulchral inscription on grave-stone Σωσ{τ}ίβι(ος) Διωνυσίου / καὶ ὑοὶ Δισακος / καὶ Παδαφοῦ(ς) / χαίρετε (S.Yu. Saprykin). They also put forward some conclusions against V.P. Yaylenko’s ideas to take the name “Sostibius” as originated from Asia Minor as well as against his theory to see in one of its components –tibius- a personal Asia Minor name Τίβειος > Τίβης (Τέβης) > Τίβις (the more so that the form Τίβις is still unattested in Greek and Latin inscriptions). This name is evidenced only as single-formed and has never been used in double-formed components of individual names.