June 29th, 2006
|08:43 am - Esus, gettin' down with the Africans|
Does anyone have access to the publication: L'Année épigraphique
I need the following source:
AE 1985, 00934
Province: Mauretania Caesariensis
Location: Cherchell / Caesarea
And I need it badly.
There appears to be an inscription to Esus in Mauretania Caesariensis.
That's Algeria, baby. We're talking about an inscription for a Gaulish deity in North Africa.
So please, those of you who go to college and/or work in academic circles: check your library's journal section.
This is vitally important. Thank you for your time. :)
Edit:I have it! More once I go through it.
But this is very, very promising.
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: ecstatic
Current Music: "Distantly in Love", -JB
Exactly where I found that citation. :) See above.
I just want to see it for myself, and make a copy for Cei, so that we both have, in hand, what we've seen with our own eyes.
Plus, I'd really like to contextualize it with anything else that might have been found.
|Date:||June 29th, 2006 08:50 pm (UTC)|| |
You know, I really don't think it's that strange. YOu don't think there were Gauls in the Roman army? Or able to travel to another part of the empire?
Oh, there certainly were. I'm just surprised to find the inscription so far afield, when we don't seem to have any other inscriptions (though I'm suddenly picking up new leads on several).
It excites me to have more to work with. And it feels huge to me.
I think I'm just giddy.
There's an adjective one rarely refers to oneself with. . .