Three Notes on Lydian Saittai

Peter THONEMANN   188–196

 

Abstract: The author offers three short notes on the history and epigraphy of Saittai in Lydia. It is proposed, first, to identify a small community in the conventus of Sardeis, attested in the Flavian conventus-list from Ephesos, with the village of *Morei (dative) known from inscriptions. The author then collects the evidence for individuals bearing the genticilian Octavius at Saittai, and suggests that they may descend from an attested Italian immigrant to Lydia of the 60s BC. Finally, it is proposed that two epitaphs from second-century Saittai should be considered as twin tombstones for the same individual, Dionysios son of Epaphrodeitos.

Keywords: Lydia; Saittai; Moreitai; epigraphy; prosopography; epitaphs.

 

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