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Epigraphy and the Historical Sciences

John Davies and John Wilkes


This volume publishes all but three of the plenary lectures that were delivered during the XIIIth International Congress of Greek and Roman Epigraphy, held at Oxford in September 2007. Its format differs from traditional Congress Proceedings, but this is not the only innovation. The aim of the Oxford Congress, reflected in the title of the volume, was to present epigraphy as a specialism to a wider readership, both academic and other, and in that way to embed it more firmly within the wider discourse of ancient world studies in general. So to this end, a number of scholars were invited to give ... More

Keywords: epigraphy, historical sciences, Graeco-Roman religion, Classical World, demography, Graeco-Roman government, museum display, information technology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780197265062
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197265062.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Davies, editor
Emeritus Professor of Ancient History and Classical Archaeology, University of Liverpool

John Wilkes, editor
Emeritus Professor of Greek and Roman Archaeology, University College London

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Opening Address

Part I: Epigraphy and Religion

Part II: Epigraphy and Language

Part III: Epigraphy and the Ancient Population

6 Epigraphy and Demography

Walter Scheidel

Part IV: Epigraphy and Government

Part V: Display and Pedagogy

Part VI: Epigraphy and Economics

Part VII: Epigraphy and Information Technology

Closing Address

14 Listening to Stones

Angelos Chaniotis