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date: 21 November 2019

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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 (ordinatio) and carving of epigraphic texts, including letter forms, errors, modifications, and aids to visibility and legibility.

Keywords: inscriptions, stonecutters, bronze inscriptions, officinae, ordinatio, letter-forms, Rome, Italy, Roman provinces

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