Epigraphic Evidence: Ancient History from Inscriptions

Epigraphic Evidence: Ancient History from Inscriptions

by John Bodel
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415116244

ISBN-13: 9780415116244

Pub. Date: 08/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Epigraphic Evidence is an accessible guide to the responsible use of Greek and Latin inscriptions as sources for ancient history. It introduces the types of historical information supplied by inscriptional texts and the methods with which they can be used. It outlines the limitations as well as the advantages of the different types of evidence covered.

Overview

Epigraphic Evidence is an accessible guide to the responsible use of Greek and Latin inscriptions as sources for ancient history. It introduces the types of historical information supplied by inscriptional texts and the methods with which they can be used. It outlines the limitations as well as the advantages of the different types of evidence covered. Epigraphic Evidence includes a general introduction, a guide to the arrangement of the standard corpora inscriptions and individual chapters on local languages and native cultures, epitaphs and the ancient economy amongst others.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415116244
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Series:
Approaching the Ancient World Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Notes on Contributors

List of Figures

Abbreviations

Editing Conventions

1. Epigraphy and the Ancient Historian John Bodel

2. Local Languages and Native Cultures Maryline Parca

3. Names and Identities: Onomastics and Prosopography Olli Salomies

4. The Family and Society Richard Salles

5. Civic and Religious Life James Rives

6. Inscribed Instrumentus and the Ancient Economy Giuseppe Pucci

Appendix: A Brief Guide to Some Standard Collections John Bodel

Bibliography

Index of Sources

General Index

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