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Inscriptions from the ancient Greco-Roman world were carved in a variety of scripts and languages. There are studies devoted entirely to scripts, like the study of Local Scripts of Archaic Greece, now published online in the Poinikastas website. But scripts which have a very long history, as Latin, can change not only from place to place, but also in time. It could be hard to tell that the script on a wax tablet is actually Latin and archaic scripts greatly differ from scripts of the late empire. We shall see some examples.

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Room 0: Introduction

Room 1: Inscriptions and history

Room 3: Objects and the relation between image, text and context

Room 4: Emotions in inscriptions

Room 5: The stone cutter, methods and mistakes

Room 6: Digital technologies for epigraphy


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