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Inscriptions
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I. Ancient Orient

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A. General

In the more restricted sense, inscriptions are texts - usually of monumental character - that, because of their function, are intended to last, as well as texts that are written on other-than-usual writing materials, e.g. clay tablets,  papyrus,  ostraka, etc. Inscriptions are closely tied to other texts by commonalities of writing, form and content. Therefore, despite specific research efforts, ancient oriental epigraphy has not developed a…

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Sallaberger, Walther (Leipzig), Felber, Heinz (Leipzig), Hallof, Klaus (Berlin) and Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn), “Inscriptions”, 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 14 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e524750>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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