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A historical document. The plural form is also applied to the place where such documents are housed, e.g. a county record office.
books, Greek and Roman

books, Greek and Roman  

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Books existed in Egypt long before they came into use in Greece. Systems of writing had been invented and developed for administrative purposes in both Egypt and Mesopotamia by c.3000 bc. While the ...
Derveni

Derveni  

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See Dionysus (Derveni crater); Orphic literature; Orphism; palaeography, Introduction (Derveni papyrus); papyrology, Greek.
Greek papyrology

Greek papyrology  

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Papyrus, manufactured in Egypt from a marsh plant, Cyperus papyrus (see books, greek and roman), was the most widely used writing material in the Graeco‐Roman world. The object of papyrology is to ...
Latin epigraphy

Latin epigraphy  

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The study of Latin texts inscribed on durable objects, usually of stone or bronze. It is concerned both with the form of the inscriptions and with their content, and so impinges on many other fields, ...
Latin Inscriptions

Latin Inscriptions  

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The term “inscription” denotes a text written on a surface other than those used for preserving ancient literature (mostly papyri or parchment). The most common material used for Latin inscriptions ...
Latin papyrology

Latin papyrology  

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In comparison with Greek papyri Latin papyri are uncommon, even when ‘papyri’ is understood in a wide sense so as to include ostraca and parchment scraps. This is because the ...
Latin pronunciation

Latin pronunciation  

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Our knowledge of the pronunciation of classical Latin is derived from a variety of sources. Most direct are the specific statements of Latin grammarians and other authors (though allowance must be ...
Vindolanda tablets

Vindolanda tablets  

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During the 1970s and 1980s several hundred wooden writing‐tablets were discovered at the Roman fort of Vindolanda behind Hadrian's Wall (see wall of hadrian); a further 400 turned up in 1993. Of the ...

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