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Conventus Liburnorum, conventus Scardonitanus Sicut homines, et lapides sua fata habent.


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Demicheli, Dino. (2015). Conventus Liburnorum, conventus Scardonitanus Sicut homines, et lapides sua fata habent.. Vjesnik za arheologiju i povijest dalmatinsku, 108(1). pp. 91-108. ISSN 1845-7789

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The article analyzes a new fragment of an inscription from Skradin which mentions the conventus in Scardona. An interesting fact is that this fragment was found in Trogir, over 60 km from Skradin, during research into the Benedictine Convent of St. Nicholas. The connection of the two fragments helps to supplement the previous reading and allows for something of an expanded restitution, and verifies the first epigraphic mention of a conventus iuridicus in Dalmatia. An interpretation of this key place in the inscription which mentions a conventus in Scardona has led to the assumption that its name was conventus Liburnorum. This conclusion was reached by taking into consideration the previous knowledge of the regional imperial cult in the territory of Liburnia, as well as a comparison with conventus names in Hispanian provinces. An analysis of the first fragment had already led to the conclusion that it is important primarily from the standpoint of the regional imperial cult in Liburnian territory, which was venerated by the indigenous peregrine population, whose religious practices had already been previously epigraphically confirmed in this context. The inscription was very likely installed in a temple built during the time of Emperor Titus, as propaganda for the Flavian dynasty’s cult, which also became a place for worship of the regional imperial cult by the Liburnian peregrine community.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dalmatia, Liburnia, inscriptions, Tragurium, Scardona, conventus iuridici, conventus Liburnorum, Hispania, regional imperial cult, Vespasian
Subjects: Archaeology
Departments: Department of Archaeology
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2017 11:27
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2017 11:27

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