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date: 14 July 2020

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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.

Keywords: Republican inscriptions, letter-forms, Latin language, archaic Latin, epigraphy, orthography, Rome, Italy, Roman provinces

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