Hauranus the Epicurean

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2008-10-01

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C. Stallius Hauranus, an Epicurean in Naples known from his funerary epigram (Courtney no. 22), is shown by his cognomen to be a freedman from Syria, as the name Hauranus is Semitic and recurs in 2 Macc. 4.40.

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Rigsby

Kent J. Rigsby

Professor Emeritus of Classical Studies

Hellenistic world, Roman Empire; religion, historical geography; epigraphy, numismatics


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