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Understanding Roman Inscriptions
     

Understanding Roman Inscriptions

by Lawrence Keppie
 

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Lawrence Keppie's book offers the non-specialist a comprehensive and enjoyable guide to undestanding the texts of Roman inscriptions, as well as explaining the numerous different contexts in which they were produced.
Every area of Roman life is covered, including:
* the emperor
* temples and altars to the gods
* imperial administration
* gravestones

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Lawrence Keppie's book offers the non-specialist a comprehensive and enjoyable guide to undestanding the texts of Roman inscriptions, as well as explaining the numerous different contexts in which they were produced.
Every area of Roman life is covered, including:
* the emperor
* temples and altars to the gods
* imperial administration
* gravestones and tomb monuments
* local government and society
* the army and the frontiers
* Christianity
* trade, commerce and the economy
* the later Roman Empire.
For each inscription cited, the book provides the original Latin, an English translation and a commentary on the piece's significance. Illustrated with more than 80 photos and drawings, this is the ideal introduction to the most important source for the history and organisation of the Roman Empire.

Editorial Reviews

New England Classical Newsletter and Journal
A strength of the book is its careful integration of model inscriptions into their respective chapters, so well effected as to appear almost effortless... This book should find its niche as a valuable supplement to courses and institutes on Roman history and civilization and general courses in archaeology. It is a good purchase.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781134746163
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/11/2002
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
File size:
7 MB

Meet the Author

Dr Lawrence Keppie is Senior Curator (Archaeology and History) at the Hunterian Museum in Glasgow, Honorary lecturer in Classics at the University in Glasgow, and President of the Glasgow Archaeological Society. He has excavated extensively on the Antonine Wall and at other Roman sites in Scotland. Among his publications is the acclaimed Making of the Roman Army: from Republic to Empire (Batsford 1984).

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