Neocoria for Nicaea during the Reign of Trajan Neokorie für Nikaia unter Trajan Traianus Dönemi’nde Nikaia’nın Neokorluğu

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Sponsel-Schaffner C. E., Dreyer B., Meriç A. E.

Gephyra, vol.27, pp.25-31, 2024 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Doi Number: 10.37095/gephyra.1423873
  • Journal Name: Gephyra
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, L'Année philologique, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.25-31
  • Keywords: Bithynia et Pontus, governor, Marcus Iulius Alpinus Classicianus, neocoria, Nicaea, Trajan
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


This article presents an inscription found in 2023 in the theatre of Nicaea on a gallery keystone with partially preserved remnants of the painting of the letters, naming a hitherto unknown governor of the province of Bithynia and Pontus-Marcus Iulius Alpinus Classicianus-and proving the status of Nicaea as a neocoria for the reign of Emperor Trajan. Interestingly, the erasure of individual letters was carefully carried out in 192 AD.