Nikolai Sharankov. The ancient inscriptions of Dionysopolis
Language: Bulgarian with extended summary in English
Original title: Античните надписи на Дионисопол
Category: epigraphyDionysopolis


   The author examines the Greek and Latin inscriptions of ancient Dionysopolis (modern Balchik). Their text are presented in an edition with commentary and an analysis of the linguistic and onomastic data. In addition to the epigraphic texts from the city, the author also publishes all inscriptions which were found outside the territory of Dionysopolis, but mentioned the city or its inhabitatnts. The chronological extend of the corpus, in view of the available epigraphic material, is from 4th century BC to the 4th century AD.


Table of contents


Objectives and scope


Study of the language of the inscriptions

Study of the personal names

History of research

1. Corpus of the inscriptions of Dionysopolis

I. Decrees

II. Donations

III. Honorary inscriptions from the Roman period

IV. Building inscriptions

V. Ephebic catalogues

VI. Catalogues of priest and organisations

VII. Dedicatory inscriptions (nos.35-66)

VIII. Funerary inscriptions

ΙΧ. Milestone

Χ. Inscriptions of uncertain type

Seven inscriptions mentioning Dionysopolis or its citizens

2. Language of the inscriptions

The Greek language of Dionysopolis

Phonological irregularities. Vowels


Phonology of sentence

Morphological features. Declension


Specific vocabulary


Places and structures in the city

Priests, religious and other associations

Use of Latin

3. Personal names in inscriptions


Onomastic patterns during the Hellenistic and Roman periods

Greek personal names

Latin personal names

Thracian personal names

Personal names from Asia Minor

Personal names of unknown origin


The names of the city





Publisher St. Kliment Ohridski University Press
Language Bulgarian with a summary in English
Pages 458
Illustrations b/w figures
Binding hardback
ISBN 978-954-07-5924-1
Creation date 2024
Size 16 х 24 cm

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