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    EDV – Italian Medieval Epigraphy in the Vernacular. Some Editorial Problems Discussed,

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    EDV (Epigraphic Database Vernacular) is a database collecting the vernacular inscriptions produced in Italy from the late Medieval to the Early Modern Age, and is a part of the EAGLE and IDEA projects. The present contribution illustrates the criteria used for the description and indexing of all inscriptions that record public script in language(s) other than Latin. The material is very varied as regards language, script, provenance, support and function. The author discusses briefly the editorial criteria that may prove most appropriate for its publication

    Infrastructures for digital research: new opportunities and challenges

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    Observations on the linguistic epigraphic choice in late antique inscriptions from Malta

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    The aim of this paper is to reconsider the Maltese epigraphic material from a linguistic point of view, with an attempt to point out what the specific linguistic choice means within the epigraphic context. Analysing the epigraphic data, it is possible to suppose that in late antiquity the Greek-speaking community in Malta was linked to a Jewish community maybe coming from abroad. Furthermore, a parallel can be established with the south-eastern area in Sicily, where there is evidence for the presence of Jewish burial places in Christian necropoleis, with the preponderance of Greek used as epigraphic language. The choice of Greek for the funerary inscriptions from Malta does not tend to be arbitrary, and might indicate the persistent use of the original language of an immigrant community.peer-reviewe

    Moving a print-based editorial project into elecronic form

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    Свидетельства эпиграфики. Античная история в зеркале древних надписей

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    В данной работе античные инскрипции представлены как источник к изучению следующих страниц в истории Греции и Рима: локальные языки и местные культуры, античные имена, семья и общество, светская и религиозная жизнь, экономика.Настоящая монография издана в серии "Approaching the Ancient World". Приложения: краткий справочник наиболее авторитетных международных изданий античных надписей (с. 153-174), библиография (с. 191-225), указатель источников (с. 226-232), общий указатель (с. 233-246)

    Oil for Rome during the second and third century AD: a confrontation of archaeological records and the Historia Augusta

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    It is well known that, according to the Historia Augusta, Septimius Severus introduced regular and official oil distributions in Rome. It is argued that this decision should not be interpreted to be a major change in economic policies, but merely an administrative reform to ease the shipment of oil amphorae. The archaeological evidence, inscriptions and legal texts clearly indicate that the imports peaked during the reign of the Antonines, suggesting that Severus neither started nor intensified the imports, but levelled out the structural differences between grain and oil traffic
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