Informations and abstract
Keywords: Aramaic epigraphy, South Caucasia, Armenia, Caucasian Iberia, Aristocracy, Elites, Classical and Late Antiquity.
This article presents an exhaustive corpus of brief Aramaic inscriptions from ancient Southern Caucasia. Three major types of Aramaic scripts were in use during the period from the 7th century BCE to the 3rd century CE: Imperial Aramaic, Parthian, and Armazic. The economic, social, political and religious aspects of the life in the ancient kingdoms of Armenia and Caucasian Iberia appear through attestations on wall stones, ostraca, bone plates, silver dishes and everyday utensils