Pilate's Tiberiéum: A new approach

Grüll, Tibor (2001) Pilate's Tiberiéum: A new approach. Acta Antiqua Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, 41 (3-4). pp. 267-278. ISSN 0044-5975


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The exact meaning of Tiberiéum in the first line of Pontius Pilate's inscription has been studied since 1961. Epigraphists have generally explained it as "a building dedicated to Tiberius", although in view of the -iéum ending it could also be interpreted as "a festival dedicated to Tiberius". Imperial games called Tiberion and Tibereon are also known from other sources. If Tiberiérum is identified with games or festivals held in honour of Tiberius, the first word of the inscription can perhaps be the one - munus - proposed by Labbé. The occasion for holding these imperial games was most likely the fall of Seianus (October 18,31) that became an official holiday throughout the Imperium.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History / történeti segédtudományok > CN Inscriptions. Epigraphy. / felirattan
P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom > PA Classical philology / klasszika-filológia
Depositing User: László Sallai-Tóth
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2018 06:45
Last Modified: 31 Dec 2021 00:15

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