From Document to History: Epigraphic Insights into the Greco-Roman World, editors Carlos Noreña and Nikolaos Papazarkadas gather together an exciting set of original studies on Greek and Roman epigraphy, first presented at the Second North American Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy (Berkeley 2016). Chapters range chronologically from the sixth century BCE to the fifth century CE, and geographically from Egypt and Asia Minor to the west European continent and British isles.
Key themes include Greek and Roman epigraphies of time, space, and public display, with texts featuring individuals and social groups ranging from Roman emperors, imperial elites, and artists to gladiators, immigrants, laborers, and slaves. Several papers highlight the new technologies that are transforming our understanding of ancient inscriptions, and a number of major new texts are published here for the first time.
Carlos F. Noreña, Ph.D. (2001), University of Pennsylvania, is Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley. He has published widely in Roman history and culture, and is the author of
Imperial Ideals in the Roman West (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and editor of
A Cultural History of Western Empires in Antiquity (Bloomsbury Academic, UK, 2018).
Nikolaos Papazarkadas, D.Phil (2004), University of Oxford, is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of many works in Greek epigraphy and history, including
Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens (Oxford University Press, 2011) and the editor of
The Epigraphy and History of Boeotia: New Finds, New Prospects (Brill Studies in Greek and Roman Epigraphy vol. 4, 2014).
List of Illustrations Notes on Contributors
Introduction Carlos F. Noreña and Nikolaos Papazarkadas
Part 1: Classical and Hellenistic Greece
Epigraphy of the Night Angelos Chaniotis
War Orphans and Orphans of Democracy in Classical Athens: the Decree of Theozotides and the Prytaneion Decree Reconsidered Sviatoslav Dmitriev
The Quarries of Attica Revisited Cristina Carusi
Writing on the Wall: The Epigraphy of Fortification and the Attic Deme of Rhamnous Noah Kaye
Anomalous Grants of isopoliteia and Diplomatic Discourse in Hellenistic Greek Inscriptions Randall Souza
New Hellenistic Inscriptions from Phigaleia (Arcadia) Nasos Themos and Eleni Zavvou
The horologion of Dexippos: a Fresh Insight into Hellenistic Lemnos Francesca Rocca
Homonyms in Greek Sculptors’ Signatures: the Case of Boëthos Catherine M. Keesling
Part 2: The Roman West
Mapping Katadesmoi in the Western Roman Empire[-] Celia Sanchez Natalías
Graffiti in the So-Called College of Augustales at Herculaneum (Insula VI 21, 24): New Work from the Ancient Graffiti Project Stephanie Frampton
“Wall Inscriptions in the Ancient City: the Ancient Graffiti Project” Rebecca Benefiel, Holly Sypniewski, and Erika Zimmermann Damer
Public in Private: the Distribution and Content of Graffiti in Pompeian domus and hospitia Jacqueline DiBiasie Sammons
Shedding Light on ludi in Pompeii Joe Sheppard
Casting a Wide Net: Searching for Networks of Gladiators and Game-givers in Campania Virginia Campbell
Political Relationships Christopher Dawson
Public Slaves in Rome and in the Cities of the Latin West: New Additions to the Epigraphic Corpus Franco Luciani
Secundae Nuptiae. A New Look at Remarriage through Epigraphy: a Few Examples from Roman Spain Anthony Álvarez Melero
Documenting Hispanic Immigrants in Italia, Gallia, and Britannia M. Cristina de la Escosura Balbás
A New Statue Base of Septimius Severus from Lambaesis: the Army and the Emperor in Severan North Africa Riccardo Bertolazzi
Part 3: The Roman East
Encrypted Inscriptions: a Paradoxical Practice Patricia A. Rosenmeyer
Lucius Egnatius Victor Lollianus: a New Honorific Inscription from Athens Dimitrios Sourlas
Four Unpublished Inscriptions (and One Neglected Collector) from the World Museum, Liverpool Peter Liddel and Polly Low
Two Latin Inscriptions from Ephesos in the Ashmolean Museum Alison Cooley
All interested in Greek and Roman epigraphy and Greek and Latin inscriptions, and anyone concerned with the documentary evidence for ancient Greek and Roman political, economic, religious and cultural history.