- The Oxford Handbook of Roman Epigraphy
- List of Figures, Maps, and Tables
- List of Contributors
- List of Abbreviations
- The Epigrapher at Work
- Epigraphic Research from its Inception: The Contribution of Manuscripts
- Forgeries and Fakes
- The Major Corpora and Epigraphic Publications
- Epigraphy and Digital Resources
- Latin Epigraphy: The Main Types of Inscriptions
- Inscribing Roman Texts: Officinae, Layout, and Carving Techniques
- The “Epigraphic Habit” in the Roman World
- The Roman Republic
- The Roman Emperor and the Imperial Family
- Senators and Equites: Prosopography
- Local Elites in Italy and the Western Provinces
- Local Elites in the Greek East
- Roman Government and Administration
- The Roman State: Laws, Lawmaking, and Legal Documents
- The Roman Army
- Inscriptions and the Narrative of Roman History
- Late Antiquity
- Illustration Credits
- Index of Sources
- General Index
Abstract and Keywords
The purpose of this chapter is to illustrate the range and distinctive features of Latin republican epigraphy. It focuses on inscriptions from the last century or so of the Republic (c. 150 to 30 BCE), analyzing their quantity, geographical spread, and typology, pointing out some distinctions between “republican” and “imperial” Latin epigraphy. It also analyzes the letter-forms, language, and orthography of both private and public inscription s.
Olli Salomies, Professor of Latin Language and Roman Literature, University of Helsinki.
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