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C. Laes, A. Buonopane
Grumentum
The Epigraphical Landscape of a Roman Town in Lucania

approx. 230 p., 135 b/w ill., 5 b/w tables, 156 x 234 mm, 2020
ISBN: 978-2-503-58999-2
Languages: English
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About 130 Latin inscriptions shine a fascinating light on the medium-sized Roman town of Grumentum in ancient Lucania

About 130 Latin inscriptions shine a fascinating light on the medium-sized Roman town of Grumentum in ancient Lucania. Most of these stones have hardly been studied since the end of the 19th century. They now for the first time appear in a scholarly edition with revised Latin text, illustration, apparatus criticus, translation and extensive commentary. Both the introduction and the edition illustrate the richness of the material: archaeology, politics, institutions, the Roman army, economy, religion, family and life course, and Christianity are dealt with. The use learned scholars made of the inscriptions opens a window to Italian intellectual history from the Renaissance on. Written and presented in an accessible way, this volume avoids the pitfalls of highly technical epigraphical editions, and opens the field to archaeologists, (ancient) historians and a more general audience with an interest for Roman sites in general, and this hidden gem in Basilicata in particular.

Christian Laes is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Manchester - Alfredo Buonopane is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Verona.

 

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. The history of epigraphy in Grumentum
2. Grumentum in Antiquity: an historical overview
3. Political institutions
4. Military men and the army
5. Economic activities and professions
6. Religion
7. Family and life course
8. The role of Christianity

Edition and commentary

List of epigraphical abbreviations
Index of literary sources
Index of epigraphic corpora
Index of places
Index of people
General index
Concordance
Bibliography

Interest Classification:
Classics, Ancient History, Oriental Studies

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