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The Latin Inscriptions Of Rome

Author : Tyler Lansford
ISBN : 9781421403250
Genre : History
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This unique guide will prove a fascinating and illuminating companion for both sophisticated visitors to the Eternal City and armchair travelers seeking a novel perspective into Rome's rich history.
Category: History

Latin Inscriptions

Author : Dirk Booms
ISBN : 0714122882
Genre : Inscriptions, Latin
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Latin inscriptions can appear daunting - a jumble of letters without any structure or meaning. However, once you know how, most are easy to read as they follow strict rules of grammar and abbreviation. This book will teach readers how to 'decipher' them and will highlight how even the smallest piece of information that an inscription may provide can help classicists and archaeologists to reconstruct the daily life of ordinary Romans. While surviving literature often only relates to the lives of the elite (who could afford books), inscriptions were texts used by all and meant to be seen by all. Thus, they shed light on the lives of those classes of people less visible in the archaeological record - the poor, slaves and women. Illustrated with the best examples of inscriptions from the British Museum's Roman collection, this book will explore the meaning of putting up public inscriptions and the standardised system of abbreviation that was used to ensure Romans from all areas of the Empire could read them. Written in the simple everyday-life Latin, they also reflect linguistic changes within society, allowing the modern day scholar to uncover the introduction of slang words and new spellings of Latin words. We may also stumble across spelling mistakes, for not everyone knew how to write Latin fluently, and often we find that words had been written phonetically. If the text of the inscriptions can give us one part of the information, often the style of decoration around the inscription, the accompanying images, or the original location can tell us even more. Every aspect of an inscribed monument was carefully chosen by the person commissioning the inscription, and thus carried specific meaning, and so combined with the texts of the inscriptions, it is possible to reconstruct pieces of the lives of everyday Romans that were thought most valuable to be remembered.
Category: Inscriptions, Latin

Understanding Roman Inscriptions

Author : Lawrence Keppie
ISBN : 9781134746163
Genre : History
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Lawrence Keppie's book offers the non-specialist a comprehensive and enjoyable guide to undestanding the texts of Roman inscriptions, as well as explaining the numerous different contexts in which they were produced. Every area of Roman life is covered, including: * the emperor * temples and altars to the gods * imperial administration * gravestones and tomb monuments * local government and society * the army and the frontiers * Christianity * trade, commerce and the economy * the later Roman Empire. For each inscription cited, the book provides the original Latin, an English translation and a commentary on the piece's significance. Illustrated with more than 80 photos and drawings, this is the ideal introduction to the most important source for the history and organisation of the Roman Empire.
Category: History

The Oxford Handbook Of Roman Epigraphy

Author : Christer Bruun
ISBN : 9780195336467
Genre : Art
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"Inscriptions are for anyone interested in the Roman world and Roman culture, 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 500 CE and beyond. The goal of The Oxford Handbook of Roman Epigraphy is to show why inscriptions matter and to demonstrate to classicists and ancient historians, their graduate students, and advanced undergraduates, how to work with epigraphic sources"--
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A Companion To The City Of Rome

Author : Claire Holleran
ISBN : 9781118300701
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Companion to the City of Rome presents a series oforiginal essays from top experts that offer an authoritative andup-to-date overview of current research on the development of thecity of Rome from its origins until circa AD 600. Offers a unique interdisciplinary, closely focused thematicapproach and wide chronological scope making it an indispensiblereference work on ancient Rome Includes several new developments on areas of research that areavailable in English for the first time Newly commissioned essays written by experts in a variety ofrelated fields Original and up-to-date readings pertaining to the city of Romeon a wide variety of topics including Rome’s urban landscape,population, economy, civic life, and key events
Category: Literary Criticism

Greek Inscriptions

Author : B. F. Cook
ISBN : 0520061136
Genre : History
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Introduces a wide variety of Greek inscriptions on stone slabs, pottery, bronzes, and other small objects, from simple names to more complicated texts, some in local dialects with distinctive alphabets.
Category: History

Rome Measured And Imagined

Author : Jessica Maier
ISBN : 9780226127637
Genre : Art
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At the turn of the fifteenth century, Rome was a city in transitionparts ancient, medieval, and modern; pagan and Christianand as it emerged from its medieval decline through the return of papal power and the onset of the Renaissance, its portrayals in print transformed as well. Jessica Maier s book explores the history of the Roman city portrait genre during the rise of Renaissance print culture. She illustrates how the maps of this era helped to promote the city, to educate, and to facilitate armchair exploration and what they reveal about how the people of Rome viewed or otherwise imagined their city. She also advances our understanding of early modern cartography, which embodies a delicate, intentional balance between science and art. The text is beautifully illustrated with nearly 100 images of the genre, a dozen of them in color."
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A Book About The Film Monty Python S Life Of Brian

Author : Darl Larsen
ISBN : 9781538103661
Genre : Performing Arts
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This book identifies the plethora of cultural, historical, and topical references in the film Monty Python’s Life of Brian. The author cites and explains virtually every allusion—from first-century Jerusalem through 1970s Great Britain, from terror groups ancient to modern, from Pontius Pilate to Margaret Thatcher—that appears in the film.
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Author : Chris Doyle
ISBN : 9781317278078
Genre : History
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Honorius explores the personal life and tumultuous times of one of the last emperors of the Roman West. From his accession to the throne aged ten to his death at thirty-eight, Honorius’ reign was blighted by a myriad of crises: military rebellions, political conspiracies, barbarian invasions, and sectarian controversies. The notorious sack of the city of Rome occurred on Honorius’ watch, and much of the western empire was given over to anarchy and violence. This book should interest undergraduates, research students, and professional scholars. Given the enduring appeal of the fall of Rome and the collapse of western Roman civilization, the wider public should also find much of interest.
Category: History