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Correlating Literary, Epigraphic, and Archaeological Sources

Catherine Hezser.

in The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Daily Life in Roman Palestine

August 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Greek and Roman Epigraphy; Historical Archaeology. 8426 words.

This article introduces the different types of source material for the study of Jewish daily life in Roman Palestine. These include the literary, epigraphic, and papyrological sources. The...

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Epigraphy

P. J. Rhodes.

in The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies

August 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Greek and Roman Epigraphy; Historical Archaeology. 5267 words.

Many questions on classical antiquity turn on the approach to the primary evidence that, on the face it, provides the most direct contact with the ancients and grounds the claim to be able...

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Epigraphy

John Bodel.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Studies

June 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Greek and Roman Epigraphy; Historical Archaeology. 7297 words.

Epigraphy is traditionally defined as the study of inscriptions – a term, according to one authoritative opinion, that could properly be applied to any form of writing produced in a given...

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Epigraphy and Communication

Elizabeth A. Meyer.

in The Oxford Handbook of Social Relations in the Roman World

February 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Greek and Roman Epigraphy; Historical Archaeology. 18031 words.

This article studies how epigraphy was used as a form of communication. Epigraphs were usually stone inscriptions, although some were occasionally found etched on clay, plaster, and metals....

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Linear B

Thomas G. Palaima.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean

January 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Greek and Roman Epigraphy; Historical Archaeology. 7343 words.

Unlike the other Bronze Age scripts in this tradition, Linear B has been deciphered—by British architect Michael Ventris. The Linear B texts, therefore, give us information about an...

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