Epigraphic sources

Greek ones

Tax receipt presumably from Aï Khanum (From Hollis, A. S, Rea, J. R, Senior, R. C, “A tax receipt from Hellenistic Bactria”, Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik, n°104 (1994), p.261–280.) gb

One exemple of economic inscription from Aï Khanum (Extract from Rapin, C, La Trésorerie du palais hellénistique d’Aï Khanoum. L’Apogée et la chute du royaume grec de Bactriane (Fouilles d’Aï Khanoum VIII, Mémoires de la Délégation archéologique française en Afghanistan 33), Paris 1992, p. 107-108.) Text and translation.  

All economic inscriptions from Aï Khanum (From Grenet, F, Rapin, C, “Inscriptions économiques de la trésorerie hellénistique d’Aï Khanoum. L’onomastique iranienne à Aï Khanoum”, Bulletin de correspondance hellénique, n° 107-1 (1983), p. 315-381. Text, translation, commentaries.  

Baghlan inscription of Kanishka (From Habibi, A.H, The Two Thousand Years Old Language of Afghanistan or The Mother of Dari Language (An Analysis of the Baghlan Inscription), Kabul, 1967.) Text, translation and commentaries.

Dedication of Triballos and Strato // Temenos of Kineas and Delphic maxims of Ai Khanum (From Robert, L, “De Delphes à l’Oxus, inscriptions grecques nouvelles de la Bactriane”, Comptes-rendus des séances de l’Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, n°112-3 (1968), p. 416-457.) Text, translation, commentaries.   

Funerary Epigram of Sophytos // Heliodotos dedication to Hestia (From Bernard, P, Pinault, G-J, Rougemont, G, “Deux nouvelles inscriptions grecques de l’Asie centrale”, Journal des Savants, n°2-2 (2004), p. 227-356. Text, translation, commentaries.   

Funerary Epigram of Sophytos (From Mairs, R, “Sopha Grammata: Greek Acrostichs in Inscriptions from Arachosia, Lower Nubia and Libya,” in Kwapisz, J, Petrain, D and Szymanski, M. (edits.), The Muse at Play: Riddles and Wordplay in Greek and Latin Poetry, Berlin (forthcoming), p. 277-304.). Text, translation, brief commentaries.  

Rabatak inscription of Kanishka (From Sims-Williams, N, “Nouveaux documents sur l’histoire et la langue de la Bactriane”, Comptes-rendus des séances de l’Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, n°140-2 (1996), p. 633-654) Text, translation and commentaries.

 

Indian ones

Heliodoros dedication on Bešnagar pillar (Extract from Archaeological Survey of India, Annual Report (1908-1909), Calcutta 1912.). Translation only.   

Ašoka Edicts on pillars: Delhi and Allahabad pillars (Extract from de Cunningham, A, Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum: Inscriptions of Asoka. Vol. I, Calcutta 1877, p. 137-140.). Translation only.  

Ašoka Edicts on rocks  (Extract from de Cunningham, A, Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum: Inscriptions of Asoka. Vol. I, Calcutta 1877, p. 117-126). Translation only.   

Bhagamoya inscription of Apraca kings (From Fussman, G, “Nouvelles inscriptions saka (II)”, Bulletin de l’Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient, n°73 (1984), p. 31-46.). Text, translation and commentaries.

Kharavela inscrption, king of Kalinga, in the Hathigumpha caves  (Extract from Epigraphia Indica, Vol. XX, Delhi 1929-30, p. 86-89.). Translation only.  

Rudradaman inscription at Junagadh  (Extract from Epigraphia Indica, Vol.VIII, Calcutta 1905-6, p. 45-49). Translation only.  

 

Multilingual ones

Trilingual Kushan inscription at Dašt-e Nāwur (From Fussman, G, “Documents épigraphiques kouchans”, Bulletin de l’École Française d’Extrême Orient, n°LXI (1974), p.1-66.). Text, translation and commentaries.  

 

Other languages

Runic inscription from Aï Khanum (Extract from Rapin, C, La Trésorerie du palais hellénistique d’Aï Khanoum. L’Apogée et la chute du royaume grec de Bactriane (Fouilles d’Aï Khanoum VIII, Mémoires de la Délégation archéologique française en Afghanistan 33), Paris 1992, p. 139-142). Text only.  

Afrasiab inscription in Sogdian (From Grenet, F, « La plus ancienne inscription sogdienne », in Compareti, M, Raffetta, P, Scarcia, G. (edit.), Êrân ud Anêrân. Studies presented to Boris Ilich Marshak on the occasion of his 70th birthday, Venise 2006, p. 223-230.). Text, translation and commentaries.

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