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<i>Carmina Latina Epigraphica</i>

Manfred G. Schmidt.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Epigraphy

November 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Greek and Roman Epigraphy. 7380 words.

Latin verse inscriptions, the so-called carmina epigraphica, are among the treasures of our epigraphic heritage. They are especially demanding because of their metrical form, length, and...

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The City of Rome

Christer Bruun.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Epigraphy

November 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Greek and Roman Epigraphy. 10156 words.

This chapter shows how epigraphy can enhance our understanding of the city of Rome, which has produced a vast variety of inscriptions that are unparalleled in other cities of the Roman...

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Communications and Mobility in the Roman Empire

Anne Kolb.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Epigraphy

November 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Greek and Roman Epigraphy. 8544 words.

Due to the size of the Roman Empire, communication routes, whether by land or water, were crucial to its functioning. The road system was a characteristic feature of Roman imperial rule and...

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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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Death and Burial

Laura Chioffi.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Epigraphy

November 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Greek and Roman Epigraphy. 9310 words.

It has been estimated that of all surviving Latin and Greek inscriptions, between two thirds and three quarters are epitaphs. The chapter discusses the typology, chronology, and regional...

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Economic Life in the Roman Empire

Jonathan Edmondson.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Epigraphy

November 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Greek and Roman Epigraphy. 10574 words.

Many types of inscriptions throw light on numerous aspects of economic production, distribution, and consumption in the Roman Empire. This chapter concentrates on agriculture, animal...

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The Epigrapher at Work

Christer Bruun and Jonathan Edmondson.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Epigraphy

November 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Greek and Roman Epigraphy. 6814 words.

This chapter introduces the reader to how an epigrapher works with inscriptions. It uses Hans-Georg Pflaum’s publication of an inscription from North Africa honouring Suetonius as a model...

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Epigraphic Research from its Inception

Marco Buonocore.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Epigraphy

November 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Greek and Roman Epigraphy. 8284 words.

This chapter provides a history of epigraphic research, dating back to the earliest manuscript tradition. It highlights the contributions of the most important antiquarians, humanists, and...

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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

Cyril Mango.

in The Oxford Handbook of Byzantine Studies

October 2008; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Greek and Roman Epigraphy. 2065 words.

Epigraphy is a discipline that deals with all kinds of inscriptions other than those in manuscripts. Greece and other ancient cities produced a large number of inscriptions that have...

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