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Carmina Latina Epigraphica  

Manfred G. Schmidt

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Nov 2014
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Jan 2015
Latin verse inscriptions, the so-called carmina epigraphica, are among the treasures of our epigraphic heritage. They are especially demanding because of their metrical form, length, and ... More

The City of Rome  

Christer Bruun

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Nov 2014
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Jan 2015
This chapter shows how epigraphy can enhance our understanding of the city of Rome, which has produced a vast variety of inscriptions that are unparalleled in other cities of the Roman ... More

Communications and Mobility in the Roman Empire  

Anne Kolb

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Nov 2014
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Jan 2015
Due to the size of the Roman Empire, communication routes, whether by land or water, were crucial to its functioning. The road system was a characteristic feature of Roman imperial rule ... More

Correlating Literary, Epigraphic, and Archaeological Sources  

Catherine Hezser

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2012
This article introduces the different types of source material for the study of Jewish daily life in Roman Palestine. These include the literary, epigraphic, and papyrological sources. The ... More

Death and Burial  

Laura Chioffi

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Nov 2014
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Jan 2015
It has been estimated that of all surviving Latin and Greek inscriptions, between two thirds and three quarters are epitaphs. The chapter discusses the typology, chronology, and regional ... More

Economic Life in the Roman Empire  

Jonathan Edmondson

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Nov 2014
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Jan 2015
Many types of inscriptions throw light on numerous aspects of economic production, distribution, and consumption in the Roman Empire. This chapter concentrates on agriculture, animal ... More

The Epigrapher at Work  

Christer Bruun and Jonathan Edmondson

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Nov 2014
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Jan 2015
This chapter introduces the reader to how an epigrapher works with inscriptions. It uses Hans-Georg Pflaum’s publication of an inscription from North Africa honouring Suetonius as a model ... More

Epigraphic Research from its Inception: The Contribution of Manuscripts  

Marco Buonocore

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Nov 2014
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Jan 2015
This chapter provides a history of epigraphic research, dating back to the earliest manuscript tradition. It highlights the contributions of the most important antiquarians, humanists, and ... More

Epigraphy  

John Bodel

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
Epigraphy is traditionally defined as the study of inscriptions – a term, according to one authoritative opinion, that could properly be applied to any form of writing produced in a given ... More

Epigraphy  

P. J. Rhodes

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2012
Many questions on classical antiquity turn on the approach to the primary evidence that, on the face it, provides the most direct contact with the ancients and grounds the claim to be able ... More

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