§366 Tiberius Julius Alexander

Tiberius Julius Alexander

(0366) Text: […] | [… Κ]αί[σα]ρος οἰκονόμῳ ἐπακο- | [λο]υθοῦντος Γεμινίου Αἰλιανοῦ δετου τοῦ κρα- | [τίστου ἐπιτρόπου τῆς Ν]έας Πόλεως ἵν[α] | […] || […] | […]τα[…] | ως Τιβερίου Ἰουλίου Ἀλεξάνδρου τοῦ ἡγεμο- | [νεύσαντ]ος, γενομένου καὶ ἐπάρχου πραι- | [τωρίου]

Translation: […] to the procurator of Caesar, accompanied by Geminius Aelianus the lord procurator of Neapolis, so that […] of Tiberius Julius Alexander, the former Prefect, who became also Praetorian Prefect […]

Commentary: Tiberius Julius Alexander is significant for a number of reasons, being a Jewish man who both served as governor of Judaea (46-48 CE) and participated in the siege of Jerusalem in the Judaean War.  Much has been written about him and his pursuits are attested by Josephus, Tacitus, Suetonius, among others. For additional documents attesting him, see §372, §365, §367§368, §369, §370, §148. This text was not written during the tenure of Tiberius, but likely cites him as a precedent for some legal question.

Provenience: Magna Oasis, Egypt (el-Hiba) 70-130 CE

Bibliography: P.Hib. 215; CPJ 2.418b*