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SEG 57-574. Beroia. Social mobility and epigraphic habit.
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A.Panayotou-Triantaphyllopoulou, in XII Congressus II 1087-1092, studies the impact of economic and social development in Roman Macedonia on literary and epigraphic habit, focusing on the case of Beroia. Important factors of change include the coming of Italian negotiatores, the development of a Jewish community, and the fact that Beroia was the capital of the Macedonian Koinon. As a result of economic growth, the population and the number of inscriptions increased, and literacy possibly became more widespread. The decline in the number of inscriptions from the 4th cent. A.D. onward seems to reflect a change in ‘epigraphic habit’ and Christian influence. In five charts P.-T. shows the distribution of different types of inscriptions from the 1st cent. B.C. to the 6th cent. A.D. (I); the distribution of epitaphs in the same period (II); and the chronological distribution of spelling mistakes…

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Chaniotis, A., Corsten, T., Stroud, R.S. and Tybout, R.A., “SEG 57-574. Beroia. Social mobility and epigraphic habit.”, in: Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, Current editors: A. T. E. N. Chaniotis Corsten Stavrianopolou Papazarkadas. Consulted online on 28 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2007

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