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New Safaitic and Greek Inscriptions from the Jordanian Ḥarrah Relating to Auxiliary Roman Military Units

Ahmad Al-Jallad, Chams Bernard

Pages 69 - 80


This contribution presents two new inscriptions from the basalt desert of
northeastern Jordan: a Safaitic inscription detailing service in a military unit
and a Greek inscription, sharing the same rock face, that contains the names of
a Roman and Iranian serving in the same unit. This article edits both texts and
discusses what light they shed on the relationship between the local nomads and
the Roman military on the Arabian frontier.

Columbus (Ohio)


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