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Harvey Miller
W. Stenhouse
Ancient Inscriptions

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439 p., 324 b/w ill. + 23 colour ill., 220 x 285 mm, 2002
ISBN: 978-1-872501-45-1
Languages: English
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Latin inscriptions found on buildings, tombstones, altars and votive monuments form a rich source of information for historians about classical Rome. By the early seventeenth century, ancient epigraphy had become a highly developed branch of learning, and the drawings of inscriptions preserved in the Paper Museum offer a fascinating insight into this earlier world of scholarship – in some cases providing our only record of the piece being illustrated. The drawings in this volume cover a wide chronological range and provide details about Roman law, the Roman army and officials of the Roman Empire as well as aspects of Roman life overlooked in literary sources.

Review

" In all, this volume is an excellent and most useful contribution to epigraphic studies." (Brian Harvey in History and Culture vol. 92 (2006), p. 238-240)

"Stenhouse has produced a careful, judicious catalogue of most of the relevant epigraphic materials from Cassiano's collection and in the process has rendered the corpus not only accessible, but more importantly, comprehensible." (M. Koortbojian, in: Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 2004.12.26)

"An excellent and most useful contribution to epigraphic studies … The publication in this catalogue of both the text and the drawing allows the scholar to “read” the text as the ancient world would have: as a combination of visual and textual elements’ (Journal of Roman Studies)

"The high standards of commentaries and reproductions allow the reader to employ the catalogue both as a monograph and a reference book… A major contribution that will shed an enduring light on the interest in ancient inscriptions of the dal Pozzo brothers." (Antiquaries Journal)

Interest Classification:
Classics, Ancient History, Oriental Studies
Latin literature
Classical Latin literature
Ancient history & archaeology: Europe
Rome (with Italy and adjacent territories)
Fine Arts & Performing Arts
Sculpture
Classical sculpture

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