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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.

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'...essential. The beginner will gain a quick introduction, and the specialist will profit measurably... The world of Greek and Latin epigraphy gains much with the publication of this book.' - Michael Peachin, THES

'The book is a useful introduction to many of the problems that the historian must be aware of when dealing with epigraphic evidence.' - Classical Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415116244
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/28/2001
  • Series: Approaching the Ancient World Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
Notes on contributors
Preface
List of abbreviations
Edition conventions
1 Epigraphy and the ancient historian 1
2 Local languages and native cultures 57
3 Names and identities: onomastics and prosopography 73
4 The family and society 95
5 Civic and religious life 118
6 Inscribed instrumentum and the ancient economy 137
App. A A brief guide to some standard collections 153
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