An Introduction to Greek Epigraphy

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Ernest Stewart Roberts, E. A. Gardner
Cambridge University Press, Feb 2, 2011 - Foreign Language Study - 1076 pages
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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 supply 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'. 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, written with E. A. Gardner and published in 1905, focuses on the inscriptions found in Attica, and especially Athens. 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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