Epigraphic Evidence: Ancient History from Inscriptions

Epigraphic Evidence: Ancient History from Inscriptions

by John Bodel
     
 

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.

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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.

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

List of figures
Notes on contributors
Preface
List of abbreviations
Edition conventions
1Epigraphy and the ancient historian1
2Local languages and native cultures57
3Names and identities: onomastics and prosopography73
4The family and society95
5Civic and religious life118
6Inscribed instrumentum and the ancient economy137
App. AA brief guide to some standard collections153

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