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Title: Syriskos of Chersonesus
Subtitle: A New Interpretation of IOSPE 12 344
Author(s): BURSTEIN, Stanley M.
Journal: Ancient West & East
Volume: 21 Date: 2022
IOSPE 12 344 contains a decree by Chersonesus Taurica honouring a local historian named Syriskos for recording the epiphanies of the city’s chief deity, the Parthenos, and benefits given various cities and the kings of Bosporus. This article surveys the current state of scholarship on IOSPE 12 344 and proposes a new interpretation of Syriskos’ work that reconciles the apparent contradiction of the simultaneous presence in it of religious and political content.