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The Latin Inscriptions of Rome: A Walking Guide

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Rome's oldest known Latin inscription dates from the sixth century BC; the most recent major specimen was mounted in 2006 — a span of more than two and a half millennia. Remarkably, many of these inscriptions are still to be found in situ, on the walls, gates, temples, obelisks, bridges, fountains, and churches of the city. Classicist Tyler Lansford has collected some 400 of these inscriptions and arranged them — with English translations — into fifteen walking tours that trace the physical and historical contours of the city.

Each itinerary is prefaced by an in-depth introduction that provides a survey of the history and topography of the relevant area of the city. The Latin texts appear on the left-hand page with English translations on the right. The original texts are equipped with full linguistic annotation, and the translations are supplemented with historical and cultural notes that explain who mounted them and why.

This unique guide will prove a fascinating and illuminating companion for both sophisticated visitors to the Eternal City and armchair travelers seeking a novel perspective into Rome's rich history.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801891502
Author:
Lansford, Tyler
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Europe - Italy
Subject:
Special Interest - General
Subject:
Ancient - Rome
Subject:
Rome (italy)
Subject:
Inscriptions, Latin -- Italy -- Rome.
Subject:
Travel, Italy
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
561
Dimensions:
8.08x6.08x1.44 in. 1.60 lbs.

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