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Epigrammata Damasiana
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According to [1], the Epigrammata Damasiana (ED) are the epigraphic and epigrammatic work of the Roman bishop  Damasus' I, consisting of 57 mostly metrical, primarily hexametrical inscriptions from Rome and of two poems designed for literary publication. In addition to building inscriptions, we find cemeterial inscriptions, above all on martyrs, designed to help find their graves and to emphasise their significance (Rome ideology). This purpose is served by  Filocalus' calligraphy as well as by the high literary standard (imitation of Vergil). The…

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Glock, Andreas (Bremen), “Epigrammata Damasiana”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 25 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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