О заключительном параграфе Херсонесской присяги
The chapter describes the peculiarities of the creative method of Strabo and tells about the possibilities and perspectives of the use of his description of the Black Sea region as a source of historical knowledge.
The idea for this book concerns the Northern Black Sea in antiquity. It is published in memory of Heinz Heinen, who was writing on the Roman Imperial period in the Northern Black Sea region for this volume and planned to call his chapter "The Long Way to Pontic Unity". Later, at any rate, he admitted that the term "unity" did not seem adequate to him: "Pontic Networks", he said, would be "more realistic". The piece was never written - Professor Heinen died in July 2013 - but his deliberation on his chapter's title reflects the ideas that permeate the entire book. The question of identity is one of many addressed in several chapters of this book. Together, the nine chapterd comprising the volume cover a broad variety of topics, but by no means offer ab exhaustive study of the region.
The author publishes a new decree from Chersonesus in honour of Gaius, son of Antiochos, a citizen of an obscure polis of Stectorium (Phrygia) and south Pontic Amastris. Paleography and the type of preamble of the decree show that the monument can be dated most probably to the period from the last third of the 1st century BC through the mid-1st century AD. Of special interest is the mention of the Phrygian polis Stectorium, attested up till now only in three epigraphic sources. Chersonesus’ links with Amastris have been well attested in the 2nd century AD inscriptions, but there are some grounds to suppose that they had been active at least from the second half of the 1st century on. The author also proposes a new restoration of a Chersonesian decree published earlier (SEG 32, 786).
La ville ancienne de Kelainai fut le centre urbain le plus important de la Phrygie du sud et la capitale de la satrapie de Phrygie. Elle commença à avoir une importance suprarégionale dès l'époque achéménide, lorsqu'elle devint un des lieux de résidence du grand roi Xerxès, puis du prince Cyrus le Jeune. A l'époque hellénistique, le roi séleucide Antiochos Ier Sôter (281-261 a. C.) refonda la ville, qui fut alors appelée Apamée, du nom de la mère du souverain. C'est là, en 188 a. C. , que fut négociée la paix entre Rome et le royaume séleucide. A l'époque romaine, Apamée fut qualifiée par Strabon de plus grand centre commercial de l'Asie après Ephèse.
This article is devoted to the Chersonesos inscription IOSPE I2 347, dating from c. 46 BC. An unpublished fragment found during excavations in the north-eastern area of Chersonesos in 1976 is the lower part of the said inscription and makes it possible to interpret the document as a proxeny decree relating to Xenon, son of Timotheos. Various indirect data point to the individual honoured here having originated from the South Pontic polis of Amastris.