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n. pl. os·tra·ca (-kə)
An inscribed potsherd.

[Greek ostrakon, shell; see ost- in Indo-European roots.]


1. (Anthropology & Ethnology) (in ancient Greece) a potsherd used for ostracizing
2. (Archaeology) (in ancient Greece) a potsherd used for ostracizing
[from Greek]


or os•tra•kon

(ˈɒs trəˌkɒn)

n., pl. -ca or -ka (-kə)
(in ancient Greece) a potsherd, esp. one used as a ballot on which the name of a person voted to be ostracized was inscribed.
[1880–85; < Greek óstrakon; see ostracize]
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He thus reinterprets the ostracon with the Calvary and the inscription RIP on the central cross as an exercise in which a pupil might have engraved R(ex) I(udeorum), resulting in the acronym RI, to which the teacher would have added the p (for Passio) (Fig.
Por ejemplo, el ostracismo sera plenamente comprendido cuando el alumno realice un ostracon con sus propias manos.
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An ostracon discovered in Qumran in 1996 discusses the transfer of a house, vineyard, fig trees, olive trees, and a slave by a new sectarian member to the community [Safrai and Eshel, 2000].
All the texts are along the lines of this one, ostracon 6 with questions that scholars debate added below in square brackets:
That Alexander was a popular character for ethopoetic letters is evidenced by a student composition from the Graeco-Egyptian schools of the second century CE, a letter from Alexander to the Carthaginians preserved on an ostracon:
The site, its study, the use of space in the site and its buildings, the pottery, seal material, a 7th-century BC Edomite ostracon, the small finds, Iron Age landscape, and later Nabataean structures are among the topics.
Sin embargo, hay evidencia al contrario: en el ostracon A6 de Hesbon (finales del siglo vi a.n.e.) aparece cierto individuo llamado qsmlk, un nombre que aparece tambien en la forma qsmlk en otras fuentes (vease Frank Moore Cross, Leaves from an Epigraphy's Notebook: Collected Papers in Hebrew and West Semitic Paleography and Epigraphy, Harvard Semitic Studies 51, Winona Lake, Eisenbrauns, 2003, pp.
El historiador del arte por el contrario debe ser una persona suficientemente preparada y con la suficiente amplitud de miras para apreciar, historica y esteticamente, por igual un ostracon egipcio y una obra de Pollock, un profeta de Sluter o un modelo constructivista de Malevich, y es que otro de los problemas constatables en los historiadores del arte en Espana es la obsesion por la exclusividad, la posesion obsesiva de un tema sobre el que nadie mas puede o debe publicar ya que si lo hace dicha accion sera considerada como un ataque personal.
Each ostracon was inscribed with the name of a priest who worked at Soknopaiou Nesos in a temple dedicated to the god, Soknopaios.