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Understanding Roman inscriptions /

Main Author: Keppie, L. J. F.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991.
Subjects:
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The stonecutter and his craft
  • 3. Reading Roman inscriptions
  • 4. Dating Roman inscriptions
  • 5. The survival of Roman inscriptions
  • 6. Recording and publication
  • 7. The emperor
  • 8. Local government and society
  • 9. The roads that led to Rome
  • 10. Administration of an empire
  • 11. The army and the frontiers
  • 12. Temples and altars to the gods
  • 13. Gravestones and tomb monuments
  • 14. Trade, economy and the business world
  • 15. Populusque Romanus
  • 16. Christianity
  • 17. The Later Roman Empire
  • 18. Conclusion: the value of Roman inscriptions
  • 1: Emperors and dates
  • 2: Common abbreviations
  • 3: Roman voting-tribes
  • 4: Contents of CIL volumes
  • 5: Epigraphic conventions