The Oxford Handbook of Roman Epigraphy by Christer BruunThe Oxford Handbook of Roman Epigraphy by Christer Bruun

The Oxford Handbook of Roman Epigraphy

EditorChrister Bruun, Jonathan Edmondson

Hardcover | November 19, 2014

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Epigraphy, or the study of inscriptions, is critical for anyone seeking to understand the Roman world, whether they regard themselves as literary scholars, historians, archaeologists, anthropologists, religious scholars or work in a field that touches on the Roman world from c. 500 BCE to 500CE and beyond. The Oxford Handbook of Roman Epigraphy is the fullest collection of scholarship on the study and history of Latin epigraphy produced to date. Rather that just a collection of inscriptions, however, this volume seeks to show why inscriptions matter and demonstrate to classicists and ancient historians how to work with the sources. To that end, the 35 chapters, written by senior and rising scholars in Roman history, classics, and epigraphy,cover everything from typograph to the importance of inscriptions for understanding many aspects of Roman culture, from Roman public life, to slavery, to the roles and lives of women, to the military, and to life in the provinces. Students and scholars alike will find the Handbook a crritical toolfor expanding their knowledge of the Roman world.
Christer Bruun is Professor of Classics at the University of Toronto. Jonathan Edmondson is Professor of History at York University.
Title:The Oxford Handbook of Roman EpigraphyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:928 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 0.98 inPublished:November 19, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PrefaceList of ContributorsAbbreviationsMap 1. ItalyMap 2. The Roman Empire under M. Aurelius and CommodusPART I Roman Epigraphy: Introduction and History of the Discipline1. Christer Bruun and Jonathan Edmondson: The Epigrapher at Work2. Marco Buonocore: Epigraphic Research since its Inception: Epigraphic Manuscripts3. Silvia Orlandi, Maria Letizia Caldelli, and Gian Luca Gregori: Forgeries and Fakes4. Christer Bruun: The Major Corpora and Epigraphic Publications5. Thomas Elliott: Epigraphy and Digital ResourcesPART II Inscriptions in the Roman World6. Francisco Beltran Lloris: Latin Epigraphy: The Main Types of Inscriptions7. Jonathan Edmondson: Inscribing Roman Texts: officinae, layout, and carving techniques8. Francisco Beltran Lloris: The Epigraphic Habit in the Roman WorldPART III The Value of Inscriptions for Reconstructing the Roman WorldInscriptions and Roman Public Life9. Olli Salomies: The Roman Republic10. Frederic Hurlet: The Roman Emperor and the Imperial Family11. Christer Bruum: Senators and Equites: Prosopography12. Henrik Mouritsen: Local Elites in Italy and the Western Provinces13. Christof Schuler: Local Elites in the Greek East14. Christer Bruun: Government and Administration15. Greg Rowe: Laws, Lawmaking, and Legal Documents16. Michael A. Speidel: The Roman Army17. David Potter: Roman History and Inscriptions: Political and Military Events18. Benet Salway: Late AntiquityInscriptions and Religion in the Roman Empire19. Mika Kajava: Religion in Rome and Italy20. James Rives: Religion in the Roman Provinces21. Danilo Mazzoleni: The Rise of ChristianityInscriptions and Roman Social and Economic Life22. Christer Bruun: The City of Rome23. Garrett Fagan: Social Life in Town and Country24. Marietta Horster: Urban Infrastructure and Euergetism outside the City of Rome25. Michael Carter and Jonathan Edmondson: Spectacle in Rome, Italy, and the Provinces26. Jonathan Edmondson: Roman Family History27. Maria Letizia Caldelli: Women in the Roman World28. Christer Bruun: Slaves and Freed Slaves29. Laura Chioffi: Death and Burial30. Anne Kolb: Communications and Mobility in the Roman Empire31. Jonathan Edmondson: Economic Life in the Roman EmpireInscriptions and Roman Cultural Life32. James Clackson: Local Languages in Italy and the West33. Peter Kruschwitz: Linguistic Variation, Language Change, and Latin Inscriptions34. John Bodel: Inscriptions and Literacy35. Manfred Schmidt: Carmina Latina EpigraphicaAPPENDICES:I Standard Epigraphic Conventions (Leiden Conventions)II Common Epigraphic AbbreviationsIII Roman OnomasticsIV Roman Kinship TermsV Roman Voting TribesVI NumbersVII Digital Resources for Roman EpigraphyArt CreditsINDICES:Index of sourcesGeneral index