The Cambridge Manual of Latin Epigraphy

  title={The Cambridge Manual of Latin Epigraphy},
  author={Alison E. Cooley},
This book advances our understanding of the place of Latin inscriptions in the Roman world. It enables readers, especially those new to the subject, to appreciate both the potential and the limitations of inscriptions as historical source material, by considering the diversity of epigraphic culture in the Roman world and how it has been transmitted to the twenty-first century. The first chapter offers an epigraphic sample drawn from the Bay of Naples, illustrating the dynamic epigraphic culture… Expand
Biographies of South Indian Temple Inscriptions
  • L. Orr
  • History
  • South Asian Studies
  • 2019
This paper is a preliminary investigation of South Indian temple inscriptions from the perspective of their production and of their physical character – as material objects and as documents producedExpand
Family, memory and death in the tomb inscriptions of Mediolanum (I-II AD)
Considering contemporary studies on attitudes towards death and the dead, we will consider, given the documentary, thematic and historical relevance, some epitaphs for females present in the regionExpand
Women and Society in the Roman World
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Multiple Meanings in the Sanctuary of the Magna Mater at Ostia
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The Freedman's Story: an Accusation of Witchcraft in the Social World of Early Imperial Roman Italy (CIL 11.4639 = ILS 3001)
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Translations of the Sacred City between Jerusalem and Rome
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Archaeological Sources
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“I Have Taken Pains to Get Copies of Them” (Athanasius, De Synodis 55): Epistolary Relations Between the Sons of Constantine and the Christian Church
This chapter analyses a selection of the correspondence exchanged between the sons of Constantine and the Christian church by way of evaluating the relationship between the two parties. It surveysExpand
Archaeology and Epigraphy in the Digital Era
Archaeologists and epigraphers have long worked in concert across methodological and theoretical differences to study past writing. Ongoing integration of digital technologies into both fields isExpand
From Iberians to Romans: The Latinization of Iberian Onomastics through Latin Epigraphic Evidence
In a building inscription from Granátula de Calatrava (Ciudad Real) dating from Hadrian’s time (CIL II 3221), three different individuals bearing the nomen Baebius are mentioned: the protagonist ofExpand


An introduction to Greek epigraphy of the Hellenistic and Roman periods from Alexander the Great down to the reign of Constantine (323 B.C.-A.D. 337)
Greek inscriptions form a valuable resource for the study of every aspect of life and death in the Greco-Roman world. They are primary witnesses to society's laws and institutions; social structures;Expand
Monumental Writing and the Expansion of Roman Society in the Early Empire
The vast majority of surviving Roman inscriptions originated in a cultural phenomenon that is characteristic of, and in some senses defines, the early Roman Empire. At the end of the last centuryExpand
Explaining the Epigraphic Habit in the Roman Empire: The Evidence of Epitaphs
It is now notorious that the production of inscriptions in the Roman Empire was not constant over time, but rose over the first and second centuries A.D. and fell in the third. Ramsay MacMullenExpand
The Senate's Story *
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Epigraphic evidence : ancient history from inscriptions
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Knowledge of the Literary Classics in Roman Britain
The written sources for Roman Britain, especially after the first century A.D., are so scant that our information must come very largely from archaeological discoveries. While these have thrown lightExpand
Aspects of the Christianization of the Roman Aristocracy
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Pompeii : A Sourcebook
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Some Spurious Inscriptions and Their Authors
Several scholars in modern times have written chapters on literary forgery, but no one seems to have studied in a comprehensive way epigraphical forgery and the methods which are employed inExpand
Portraits, Power, and Patronage in the Late Roman Republic*
Recent work in ancient art history has sought to move beyond formalist interpretations of works of art to a concern to understand ancient images in terms of a broader cultural, political, andExpand