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Oxford Handbook of Roman Epigraphy (Christer Bruun) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2014) 9780195336467
Oxford Handbook of Roman Epigraphy (Christer Bruun) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2014) 9780195336467
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Title: Oxford Handbook of Roman Epigraphy

Author: Bruun, Christer

Additional Authors or Contributors: Jonathan Edmondson (eds)

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2014

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780195336467

Volumes: 1; Pages: 928

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Epigraphy, or the study of inscriptions, is critical for anyone seeking to understand the Roman world, whether they regard themselves as literary scholars, historians, archaeologists, anthropologists, religious scholars or work in a field that touches on the Roman world from c. 500 BCE to 500 CE and beyond. The Oxford Handbook of Roman Epigraphy is the fullest collection of scholarship on the study and history of Latin epigraphy produced to date. Rather that just a collection of inscriptions, however, this volume seeks to show why inscriptions matter and demonstrate to classicists and ancient historians how to work with the sources. To that end, the 35 chapters, written by senior and rising scholars in Roman history, classics, and epigraphy, cover everything from typograph to the importance of inscriptions for understanding many aspects of Roman culture, from Roman public life, to slavery, to the roles and lives of women, to the military, and to life in the provinces. Students and scholars alike will find the Handbook a crritical tool for expanding their knowledge of the Roman world.

Table of Contents


List of Contributors


Map 1. Italy

Map 2. The Roman Empire under M. Aurelius and Commodus

PART I Roman Epigraphy: Introduction and History of the Discipline

1. The Epigrapher at Work, Christer Bruun & Jonathan Edmondson

2. Epigraphic Research since its Inception: Epigraphic Manuscripts, Marco Buonocore

3. Forgeries and Fakes, Silvia Orlandi, Maria Letizia Caldelli, & Gian Luca Gregori

4. The Major Corpora and Epigraphic Publications, Christer Bruun

5. Epigraphy and Digital Resources, Thomas Elliott

PART II Inscriptions in the Roman World

6. Latin Epigraphy: The Main Types of Inscriptions, Francisco Beltr�n Lloris

7. Inscribing Roman Texts: officinae, layout, and carving techniques, Jonathan Edmondson

8. The Epigraphic Habit in the Roman World, Francisco Beltr�n Lloris

PART III The Value of Inscriptions for Reconstructing the Roman World

Inscriptions and Roman Public Life

9. The Roman Republic, Olli Salomies

10. The Roman Emperor and the Imperial Family, Fr�d�ric Hurlet

11. Senators and Equites: Prosopography, Christer Bruun

12. Local Elites in Italy and the Western Provinces, Henrik Mouritsen

13. Local Elites in the Greek East, Christof Schuler

14. Government and Administration, Christer Bruun

15. Laws, Lawmaking, and Legal Documents, Greg Rowe

16. The Roman Army, Michael A. Speidel

17. Roman History and Inscriptions: Political and Military Events, David Potter

18. Late Antiquity, Benet Salway

Inscriptions and Religion in the Roman Empire

19. Religion in Rome and Italy, Mika Kajava

20. Religion in the Roman Provinces, James Rives

21. The Rise of Christianity, Danilo Mazzoleni

Inscriptions and Roman Social and Economic Life

22. The City of Rome, Christer Bruun

23. Social Life in Town and Country, Garrett Fagan

24. Urban Infrastructure and Euergetism outside the City of Rome, Marietta Horster

25. Spectacle in Rome, Italy, and the Provinces, Michael Carter & Jonathan Edmondson

26. Roman Family History, Jonathan Edmondson

27. Women in the Roman World, Maria Letizia Caldelli

28. Slaves and Freed Slaves, Christer Bruun

29. Death and Burial, Laura Chioffi

30. Communications and Mobility in the Roman Empire, Anne Kolb

31. Economic Life in the Roman Empire, Jonathan Edmondson

Inscriptions and Roman Cultural Life

32. Local Languages in Italy and the West, James Clackson

33. Linguistic Variation, Language Change, and Latin Inscriptions, Peter Kruschwitz

34. Inscriptions and Literacy, John Bodel

35. Carmina Latina Epigraphica, Manfred Schmidt


I Standard Epigraphic Conventions (Leiden Conventions)

II Common Epigraphic Abbreviations

III Roman Onomastics

IV Roman Kinship Terms

V Roman Voting Tribes

VI Numbers

VII Digital Resources for Roman Epigraphy



Index of sources

General Index

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