The Classical Quarterly (New Series)

Research Article

Romans and pirates in a late Hellenistic oracle from Pamphylia

Philip De Souzaa1

a1 St Mary's University College

In the publication of their second journal of archaeological travels in Cilicia, Bean and Mitford included the text of an unusual inscription from the site of ancient Syedra. The text has previously been discussed by Louis Robert, by the Hungarian historian of piracy Egon Maróti, and also by H. W. Parke. Although all four made suggestions about the date and interpretation of the inscription, no firm conclusions were reached.