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date: 24 June 2019

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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 for how students and scholars should proceed in editing, dating, and interpreting an inscription. Information is also given on how to use twenty-first century aids, such as digital photography .

Keywords: epigrapher, Hans-Georg Pflaum, Suetonius, editing, “militant epigrapher, ” dating, inscriptions, letter-forms, digital photography

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