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Cambridge Manual to Latin Epigraphy

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ISBN-10: 052154954X

ISBN-13: 9780521549547

Edition: 2012

Authors: Alison E. Cooley

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This book advances our understanding of the place of Latin inscriptions in the Roman world. It enables readers, especially those new to the subject, to appreciate both the potential and the limitations of inscriptions as historical source material, by considering the diversity of epigraphic culture in the Roman world and how it has been transmitted to the twenty-first century. The first chapter offers an epigraphic sample drawn from the Bay of Naples, illustrating the dynamic epigraphic culture of that region. The second explores in detail the nature of epigraphic culture in the Roman world, probing the limitations of traditional ways of dividing up inscriptions into different categories, and offering examples of how epigraphic culture developed in different geographical, social and religious contexts. It examines the 'life-cycle' of inscriptions – how they were produced, viewed, reused and destroyed. Finally, the third provides guidance on deciphering inscriptions face-to-face and handling specialist epigraphic publications.
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Book details

List price: $75.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/13/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 554
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

Preface
Epigraphic culture in the Bay of Naples
Epigraphic culture in the Roman world
A technical guide to Latin epigraphy