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An Introduction to Greek Epigraphy: Volume 1: The Archaic Inscriptions and the Greek Alphabet. Volume 2: The Inscriptions of Attica

by: Roberts, E.S. Gardner, E.A.

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Category: Cambridge Library Collection
Code: 16810
ISBN-13: 9781108010191 / 9781108010207
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 2011
Publication Place: Cambridge
Binding: Paper
Book Condition: New
Comments: 2 Vols. Set. / Cambridge Library Collection - Classics / First published 1887

In 1887, when the first volume of this work was published, Greek epigraphy was not systematically studied or taught in English universities, and the book was specifically written to fulfil a need for 'a popular work, giving a classification of Greek inscriptions according to their age, country and subject, and a selection of texts by way of samples, under each class'. At a time when the value of some Greek letters (those peculiar to one city's version of the alphabet and so known rarely in surviving inscriptions) was not universally agreed, and when excavation was regularly providing new materials for study, the book was widely welcomed as a tool for research. The first volume contains a historical sketch of the Greek alphabet and a sequence of inscriptions showing its development across the Mediterranean area and Asia Minor until the end of the fifth century CE.

 

The second volume of E. S. Robert's Introduction to Greek Epigraphy, written with E. A. Gardner and published in 1905, continued the important and innovative work of the first volume of 1887. The focus is on the inscriptions found in Attica, and especially Athens: they are presented in categories such as decrees of the city-state, foreign affairs, financial, military and naval affairs, administrative regulations, lists of officials, and dedicatory and funerary inscriptions. Each is given in transcription, with suggested restorations and the reproduction of unusual characters where the value is not certain, and with full explanatory notes.

 
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An Introduction to Greek Epigraphy: Volume 1: The Archaic Inscriptions and the Greek Alphabet. Volume 2: The Inscriptions of Attica

by: Roberts, E.S. Gardner, E.A.

  • ISBN-13: 9781108010191 / 9781108010207
  • Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2011

Price: 67,00 EURO

1 copy in stock