Christian Epigraphy

An Elementary Treatise with a Collection of Ancient Christian Inscriptions Mainly of Roman Origin Orazio Marucchi ... has a special interest in connexion with the Christian epigraphy of Rome, inasmuch as it contains hymns of great ...

Author: Orazio Marucchi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521235944

Category: Literary Collections

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A large 1912 selection of ancient Christian inscriptions, mainly of Roman origin, together with an elementary treatise on the subject of Christian epigraphy. The text is notable for being the creation of Orazio Marucchi (1852-1931), a prominent disciple of the great Italian archaeologist Giovanni Battista de Rossi (1822-94).

The Christian Epigraphy of Egypt and Nubia

That is why we have a small corpus of “Christian tirâz”, costly non-liturgical garments, the decoration of which includes texts in Greek, Coptic or Arabic.9 To sum up, the epigraphy of Christian Egypt was diversified in several ...

Author: Jacques van der Vliet

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351133454

Category: History

Page: 438

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The present book collects 31 articles that Jacques van der Vliet, a leading scholar in the field of Coptic Studies (Leiden University / Radboud University, Nijmegen), has published since 1999 on Christian inscriptions from Egypt and Nubia. These inscriptions are dated between the third/fourth and the fourteenth centuries, and are often written in Coptic and/or Greek, once in Latin, and sometimes (partly) in Arabic, Syriac or Old Nubian. They include inscriptions on tomb stones, walls of religious buildings, tools, vessels, furniture, amulets and even texts on luxury garments. Whereas earlier scholars in the field of Coptic Studies often focused on either Coptic or Greek, Van der Vliet argues that inscriptions in different languages that appear in the same space or on the same kind of objects should be examined together. In addition, he aims to combine the information from documentary texts, archaeological remains and inscriptions, in order to reconstruct the economic, social and religious life of monastic or civil communities. He practiced this methodology in his studies on the Fayum, Wadi al-Natrun, Sohag, Western Thebes and the region of Aswan and Northern Nubia, which are all included in this book.

The Cambridge Manual of Latin Epigraphy

Indeed, on one view, Christian epigraphy should not be viewed as a distinctive phenomenon at all, but rather that both secular and religious epigraphic practices evolved at the same time.343 This section will explore the distinctiveness ...

Author: Alison E. Cooley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139576607

Category: History


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This book advances our understanding of the place of Latin inscriptions in the Roman world. It enables readers, especially those new to the subject, to appreciate both the potential and the limitations of inscriptions as historical source material, by considering the diversity of epigraphic culture in the Roman world and how it has been transmitted to the twenty-first century. The first chapter offers an epigraphic sample drawn from the Bay of Naples, illustrating the dynamic epigraphic culture of that region. The second explores in detail the nature of epigraphic culture in the Roman world, probing the limitations of traditional ways of dividing up inscriptions into different categories, and offering examples of how epigraphic culture developed in different geographical, social and religious contexts. It examines the 'life-cycle' of inscriptions - how they were produced, viewed, reused and destroyed. Finally, the third provides guidance on deciphering inscriptions face-to-face and handling specialist epigraphic publications.

An Introduction to Greek Epigraphy of the Hellenistic and Roman Periods from Alexander the Great Down to the Reign of Constantine 323 B C A D 337

Christian Epigraphy : An Elementary Treatise with a Collection of Ancient Christian Inscriptions Mainly of Roman Origin . Trans . J. Armine Willis . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 1912. Reprint . Chicago : Ares , 1974 .

Author: Bradley Hudson McLean

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472112388

Category: History

Page: 516

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Greek inscriptions form a valuable resource for the study of every aspect of life and death in the Greco-Roman world. They are primary witnesses to society's laws and institutions; social structures; public cults and private associations; and, of course, language. An Introduction to Greek Epigraphy provides students and classicists with the tools to take advantage of the social and historical weight of these treasures. The book begins by examining letter forms, ancient names, and ancient calendars, knowledge of which is essential in reading inscriptions of all kinds. B. H. McLean discusses the classification of inscriptions into their various categories and analyzes particular types of inscriptions, including decrees, honorary inscriptions, dedications, funerary inscriptions, and manumission inscriptions. Finally, McLean includes special topics that bear upon the interpretation of specific features of inscriptions, such as Greek and Roman administrative titles and functions. Well-organized and clear as well as insightful and original, McLean's Introduction to Greek Epigraphy is an excellent source for beginners, nonspecialists, and specialists alike. The volume will be useful to students and scholars studying epigraphy and to those who study politics, governmental organization, archaeology, and ancient history or culture. B. H. McLean is Professor of New Testament, Knox College, University of Toronto.

The Oxford Handbook of Roman Epigraphy

DAnILO MAZZOLEnI The concept of “Christian epigraphy” as used in this chapter includes all epigraphic documents connected with early Christian communities. Traditionally its chronological limits run from the beginnings of Christianity ...

Author: Christer Bruun

Publisher: Oxford Handbooks

ISBN: 0195336461

Category: Art

Page: 888

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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"--

The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Studies

Early Christian inscriptions are also published in monographs and/or discussed in journals devoted to epigraphy in ... of epigraphic texts, often provide early access to inscriptions—including Christian ones (e.g. Pilhofer 2000).

Author: Susan Ashbrook Harvey

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199271566

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1020

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The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Studies responds to and celebrates the explosion of research in this inter-disciplinary field over recent decades. It is thematically arranged to encompass history, literature, thought, practices, and material culture. Whilst the burgeoning of scholarly work has made it impossible for any one scholar to maintain expertise in every aspect of the discipline, this handbook seeks to aid both the new researcher in the field andthe scholar entering an unfamiliar sub-specialty. Each chapter orients readers to the current 'state of the question' in a given area, reflecting on key research issues to date, highlighting primarysources and giving suggestions as to the likely direction of future work. The Handbook takes the period 100 to 600 CE as a chronological span and examines the vast geographical area impacted by the early church, in Western and Eastern late antiquity.

Epigraphy in the Digital Age

Head of the digital corpus of the Christian inscriptions from Late Ancient Rome (Epigraphic Database Bari, EDB,, he is also Co-Director of the corpus of the Inscriptiones Medii Aevi Italiae (IMAI); Member of the ...

Author: Isabel Velázquez Soriano

Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1789699886

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

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This volume presents epigraphic research using digital and computational tools, comparing the outcomes of both well-established and newer projects to consider the most innovative investigative trends. Papers consider open-access databases, SfM Photogrammetry and Digital Image Modelling applied to textual restoration, Linked Open Data, and more.

Christian Archaeology

236-241 examples . 222-229 6. The circular structure , and exam4. Byzantine architecture . ples .. 241-244 ( 1 ) Syncretism in art . 230 7. The cruciform buildings , and examples .. 244-246 CHAPTER VII . EARLY CHRISTIAN EPIGRAPHY . 1.

Author: Charles Wesley Bennett



Category: Archaeology

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Christian Arch ology

conBecker's clusions , fourth and fifth centuries , after Christianity had achieved an essential triumph in its fierce encounter with paganism , traces of heathen influence are present in Christian epigraphy as well as in plastic art .

Author: Charles Wesley Bennett



Category: Christian antiquities

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