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Greek Inscriptions

Greek Inscriptions  

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The term “inscription” refers to the engraving—chiefly on stone or metal—of texts intended for public viewing; the term “epigraphy” refers to the study of such inscriptions. Inscriptions on marble or ...
Greek letters

Greek letters  

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Letters in the Greek world could be written on metal, wax-coated wood, fragments of earthenware, animal skin, and (above all) papyrus (see books, Greek and Roman); a very early surviving ...
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 ...
lex

lex  

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(pl. lēgēs), primarily, a statute, passed by one of the assemblies of the Roman people; the lex Hortensia of 287 bc conferred the force of statute on measures passed by a meeting of the plebs, and ...
prytaneion

prytaneion  

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[MC]A Greek town hall in which a fire was always kept burning on the altar of Hestia as a sign of the city's continuity with its past.
prytaneis

prytaneis  

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Means ‘presidents’, sing. prytanis. In Athens the boule, after it was reorganized in 508/7 bc by Cleisthenes (2), consisted of 50 men chosen by lot from each of the ten phylai, and each group of 50 ...
record

record  

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The documents constituting an authentic account of the proceedings before a court, including the claim form or other originating process, the statements of case, and the judgment or order, but ...
Rēgia

Rēgia  

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Traditionally the home of King Numa (see rex), was situated at the east end of the forum Romanum, between the via Sacra and the precinct of Vesta. Under the republic it was the seat of authority of ...
Roman Literacy

Roman Literacy  

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The Greeks traded extensively with the Etruscans in Italy, and the movement of the alphabet from Greece to Etruria, and from Etruria to Rome, was swift. Inscriptions from as early ...
tabulārium

tabulārium  

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The record‐office in Rome (see archives, Roman). It is traditionally associated with the trapezoidal building lying between the two summits of the Capitol with its main front towards the Campus ...

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