Epigraphy
(3,132 words)

Abstract

Epigraphy is the study of texts written on hard material, such as stone or bronze and other durable objects. In ancient Greece, inscriptions were always characterized by a high degree of regional variability and particular preferences in epigraphic styles. This entry surveys the role of written documents in Greek society, the development of alphabetic signs,…

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Silvia Ferrara, “Epigraphy”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 22 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000122>
First published online: 2013



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