The Epigrapher at Work

Christer Bruun and Jonathan Edmondson

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Epigraphy

Published in print November 2014 | ISBN: 9780195336467
Published online January 2015 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

The Epigrapher at Work

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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 for how students and scholars should proceed in editing, dating, and interpreting an inscription. Information is also given on how to use twenty-first century aids, such as digital photography .

Keywords: epigrapher; Hans-Georg Pflaum; Suetonius; editing; “militant epigrapher; ” dating; inscriptions; letter-forms; digital photography

Article.  6814 words. 

Subjects: Classical Studies ; Greek and Roman Epigraphy

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