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date: 18 May 2021

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This chapter presents a typology of the main types of inscriptions in Latin. The difference between public and private/domestic inscriptions is the most significant distinction to be made when categorizing the enormous mass of surviving epigraphic documents from the Roman world.

Keywords: Latin, epigraphy, honorific inscriptions, funerary inscriptions, epitaphs, carmina Latina epigraphica, religious inscriptions, official inscriptions, dipinti, domestic inscriptions, graffiti, instrumentum domesticum, writing tablets, curse tablets, Rome

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