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Tombstones give you the greatest unmarried classification of epigraphical proof from the traditional international. despite the fact that, epigraphy – the learn of inscriptions – is still, for lots of scholars of historical past and archaeology, an abstruse topic. by way of marrying epigraphy and dying, the members to this assortment desire to inspire a much broader viewers to think about the significance of inscribed tombstones.

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Again it is clear that such studies require a wider context to understand the significance of the way in which groups present themselves. Cultivating epigraphic habits A ll the chapters in this volume deal directly or indirectly with epigraphic habit or, more broadly, epigraphic culture, the environment within which the culture of inscribing was practised and displayed: the relevance of cost to setting up funerary monuments 52 van Nijf (1997), pp. 54–55, 59–60. 16 The Epigraphy of Death (Chapter Three), the broad trends in erecting habits at Athens in the fifth century (Chapter Two), among Milesians at Athens in the Hellenistic and Roman periods (Chapter Four), the parents of deceased children in Rome (Chapter Five), and the soldiers at Mainz (Chapter Six).

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