ON THE FIDUCIARY HEIRS FROM MOESIA AND THRACE (GEROV, ILB 136 & KURYLOWICZ, ZPE 60 (1985), PP. 189-198) Cover Image
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ЗА ФИДУЦИАРНИТЕ НАСЛЕДНИЦИ ОТ МИЗИЯ И ТРАКИЯ (GEROV, ILB 136 & KURYŁOWICZ, ZPE 60 (1985), pp. 189-198)
ON THE FIDUCIARY HEIRS FROM MOESIA AND THRACE (GEROV, ILB 136 & KURYLOWICZ, ZPE 60 (1985), PP. 189-198)

Author(s): Momchil Banev
Subject(s): History, Language and Literature Studies, Cultural history, Ancient World, Philology, Translation Studies
Published by: Институт за балканистика с Център по тракология - Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: The paper proposes an interpretation of the formula H·F·M·C from the last row of a sepulchral inscription from Cherkovitsa (Bulgaria), published in 1868 and disappearing shortly afterwards. The aim of the study is to check whether the formula H·F·M·C from the last preserved row contains the figure of the fiduciary heir: heres fiduciarius (successor trustee), abbreviated using only the initial letters. Due to the fact that the preserved formula is on a lapidary monument, importance is attached not to the literary information in the heir’s institute, but only to the form and the type of context in which it appears in epigraphic monuments, and above all in sepulchral ones. The known lapidary inscriptions on heirs were studied and a comparison was made of the formulae containing a specifically mentioned heres fiduciarius (in full or in abbreviated form). In view of the fact that in all sepulchral inscriptions in which heres fiduciarius is mentioned, even on the territory of Rome, fiduciarius is never abbreviated to the first letter only, it may be assumed that there are no grounds to think of reference to a fiduciary heir in the interpreted inscription that is broken off at one end and which ends with H·F·M·C. The abbreviation should most probably be read as h(eres) f(ecit) m(emoriae) c(ausa), whereby it is also possible that this may not have been the end of the text. Similarly, in the inscription from Remagen (Germany) the reading accepted in CIL 3, 6129a and later by G. Alföldy is preferable, and to reject as erroneous its attributing to the province of Thracia.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 22
  • Page Range: 173-180
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Bulgarian