Epigraphic Evidence: Ancient History From Inscriptions, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Epigraphic Evidence

Ancient History From Inscriptions, 1st Edition

Edited by John Bodel

Routledge

272 pages

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Description

Epigraphic Evidence is an accessible guide to the responsible use of Greek and Latin inscriptions as sources for ancient history. It introduces the types of historical information supplied by inscriptional texts and the methods with which they can be used. It outlines the limitations as well as the advantages of the different types of evidence covered. Epigraphic Evidence includes a general introduction, a guide to the arrangement of the standard corpora inscriptions and individual chapters on local languages and native cultures, epitaphs and the ancient economy amongst others.

Reviews

'…essential. The beginner will gain a quick introduction, and the specialist will profit measurably… The world of Greek and Latin epigraphy gains much with the publication of this book.' - Michael Peachin, THES

'The book is a useful introduction to many of the problems that the historian must be aware of when dealing with epigraphic evidence.' - Classical Review

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Approaching the Ancient World

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS002000
HISTORY / Ancient / General