By Christer Bruun,Jonathan Edmondson

Epigraphy, or the learn of inscriptions, is important for somebody looking to comprehend the Roman international, whether or not they regard themselves as literary students, historians, archaeologists, anthropologists, non secular students or paintings in a box that touches at the Roman global from c. 500 BCE to 500 CE and past. The Oxford instruction manual of Roman Epigraphy is the fullest number of scholarship at the learn and background of Latin epigraphy produced so far. quite that only a number of inscriptions, notwithstanding, this quantity seeks to teach why inscriptions topic and reveal to classicists and historic historians find out how to paintings with the resources. accordingly, the 35 chapters, written by means of senior and emerging students in Roman heritage, classics, and epigraphy, hide every little thing from typograph to the significance of inscriptions for realizing many facets of Roman tradition, from Roman public existence, to slavery, to the jobs and lives of ladies, to the army, and to lifestyles within the provinces. scholars and students alike will locate the instruction manual a crritical software for increasing their wisdom of the Roman world.

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