MAIASP. 2019. No. 11

N.N. Bolgov (Belgorod, Russia), I.V. Zaitseva (Belgorod, Russia)

Tiberius Julius Duptun The Last King of Bosporus AND POLICY OF THE EMPEROR ANASTASIUS

DOI: 10.24411/2713-2021-2019-00013 

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This Article examines the question of dating the building inscription of the last famous king of the Bosporus in the late antique period Tiberius Julius Duptun. The inscription contains a lacuna which suggests that the term indict was in its place, which allows us to completely rethink the time of its writing after all, dating by indicts began to be carried out from the 6th century. Similarly doubtful is the well-established in the epigraphy sending of the inscription to October and the interpretation of numerical characters. According to our hypothesis, this building inscription dates back to the beginning of the VI century, was made in September at the beginning of the indict, and its Christian and pro-imperial character reflects the policy of emperor Anastasius I for peaceful integration into the empire of the Bosporus state, with which cultural ties intensified. This is indirectly confirmed in the written sources of this period.

Key words: Bosporus, Late Antique Bosporus Kingdom, Tiberius Julius Duptun, Epigraphy of the Bosporus, Building Inscription of Duptun, Early Byzantium, Byzantine-Bosporus Relations.

Received December 10, 2019

Accepted for publication December 27, 2019

About the authors:

Bolgov Nikolay Nikolaevich (Belgorod, Russia). Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department of General History of the Historical and Philological Faculty of Belgorod State National Research University (NRU BelSU)

E-mail: bolgov@bsu.edu.ru

Zaitseva Irina Valerievna (Belgorod, Russia). PhD in History, Doctoral Candidate at the Department of General History of the Historical and Philological Faculty of Belgorod State National Research University (NRU BelSU)

E-mail: bolgov@bsu.edu.ru