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date: 19 November 2019

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This chapter offers an analysis of how inscriptions can complement the narratives of Roman history from the third century BCE to the third century CE provided in literary sources. They reveal certain historical events or details that would otherwise be unknown, and they supplement the information offered by the surviving Roman historians .

Keywords: Roman history, inscriptions, battle of Mylae, First Punic war, Gaius Duilius, fides, deditio, Roman foreign relations, Tacitus, Germanicus, Gnaeus Piso, senatus consultum de Cn. Pisone patre, Emperor Claudius, Roman emperor, provincial communities

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