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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 Evidence  

Angelos Chaniotis

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Jan 2018
Greek and Latin inscriptions—epitaphs, dedications, manumission records, lists of members of voluntary associations, laws, treaties, decrees, cult regulations, stamps on bricks and ... 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  

Tommaso Begio

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Oct 2016
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Nov 2016
This chapter deals with the role of legal epigraphy within the study of Roman law and Roman society. After an introductory definition of this discipline, in which some of its peculiarities ... 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

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  

Cyril Mango

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Oct 2008
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Nov 2012
Epigraphy is a discipline that deals with all kinds of inscriptions other than those in manuscripts. Greece and other ancient cities produced a large number of inscriptions that have ... More

Epigraphy and Communication  

Elizabeth A. Meyer

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Feb 2011
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Sep 2012
This article studies how epigraphy was used as a form of communication. Epigraphs were usually stone inscriptions, although some were occasionally found etched on clay, plaster, and ... More

Epigraphy and Digital Resources  

Tom Elliott

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Nov 2014
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Jan 2015
In the last fifteen years digital resources have become essential to a number of key tasks in the realm of epigraphy. Whether one needs comparanda for a new text one is editing, images and ... More

Forgeries and Fakes  

Silvia Orlandi, Maria Letizia Caldelli, and Gian Luca Gregori

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Nov 2014
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Jan 2015
The issue of epigraphic forgeries is closely connected not only to the history of epigraphy, but also to the rediscovery and reuse of antiquity in the Middle Ages and during the ... More

Inscribing Roman Texts: Officinae,  

Jonathan Edmondson

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Nov 2014
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Jan 2015
This chapter considers how a Roman acquired an inscription and how Roman stonecutters went about producing the inscriptions that met this demand. Attention is paid to the layout ... More

Inscriptions and Literacy  

John Bodel

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Nov 2014
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Jan 2015
The study of ancient reading and writing practices must begin with inscriptions. This chapter charts the recent debates about the concept of literacy in the Roman world. Setting out from ... More

Inscriptions and the Narrative of Roman History  

David S. Potter

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Nov 2014
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Jan 2015
This chapter offers an analysis of how inscriptions can complement the narratives of Roman history from the third century BCE to the third century CE provided in literary sources. They ... More

Languages of the Iberian Peninsula  

Javier de Hoz Bravo

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Oct 2018
Writing appeared in the Iberian Peninsula no later than the seventh century bce as an adaptation of Phoenician script, from which the Palaeohispanic scripts developed as a series of ... More

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