Project Monument Options
- Sarcophagus fragment for Raconia Pia (CIL
- Tablet for Acilia Lamyra (CIL III.6077):
- Cinerary urn for Bovia Procula:
- Altar for Primigenia: monument:
- Tablet for Parthenopeis (CIL XII.2366):
- Altar for Julius Martianus and his wife (CIL XIII.1920):
- Monument dedicated by Cartilia Materna (CIL
- Cippus for Heria Thisbe (CIL VI.10120):
- Altar for Cantinea Procla (CIL VI.34776): monument; relief portrait; inscription; left side; angle view; right side
- Altar for Julia Saturnina (CIL VI.20667):
- Cippus for Didia Charis (CIL VI.37153): monument, inscription
- Altar for Claudia Ianuaria (CIL VI.15475):
monument, inscription, side 1, side 2
- Sarcophagus fragment by Flavia Sabina (CIL VI.18051): inscription
- Altar for Attia Agele (CIL VI.12758): monument; portrait relief
- Dedications by Claudia Prepontis (CIL VI.15003): relief placque; portrait; inscription; altar; inscription; portrait relief
- Cippus for Gallia Procula dedicated by Claudia Balbilla (CIL VI.18870): monument
- Cippus for Feridia Procula (CIL VI.17888; see also CIL VI.17887): monument
- Tablet dedicated by Bennia Helena (AE 1939, 154): inscription
- Tablet for Atistia (CIL I.1206): monument (see her husband Eurysaces' tomb at Porta Maggiore)
- Altar dedicated by Valeria Spes (CIL VI.28277): monument; frieze; inscription
- Cippus for Papinia Felicitas (CIL VI.23773): monument
- Cippus for Claudia Victoria (CIL VI.15647): monument
- Cippus (partial) for Flavia Ionice (CIL X.6609): monument
- Cinerary altars belonging to Petronia Sabina (CIL VI.1820): matching altars; hers, his
- Altar for Calestronia Egloge (discovered June'08): monument
- Cippus for Julia Heuresis (CIL VI.20513): monument; inscription
- Tombstone for Vesilia Hila and family (CIL VI.28774): monument; inscription
- Altar for Grania Faustina (CIL VI.2365): monument; relief; inscription
- Tombstone for Pieris (CIL VI.15543): monument; portrait; inscription
- Tombstone for Julia Synegoris (CIL VI.20694): monument; portrait; inscription
- Cinerary altar for Cornelia Cleopatra (CIL 6. 16368): monument; inscription; crown; reclining nude; Zeus Ammon; patera; urceus
- Cippus for Claudia Amabilis (CIL VI.1809): monument
- Urn for Allidia Hymnis (CIL VI.6828, CIL VI.6829): monument; portrait; inscription
- Urn for Iunia Rufina (CIL XIII.1770): monument; side one; side two; inscription
- Altar for Antonia Panaces (CIL VI.12059): monument; ash cavity; gorgon; skeleton; side; inscription (CIL)
- Altar for Pompeia Euhodia (CIL VI.24537): monument; inscription
In addition to the examples above, a diverse
collection of Latin inscriptions (both funerary and honorary dedications,
principally for men) can be found together with their transcriptions at Brian
Epigraphy site. Another good source for images of funerary monuments is Ostia Inscriptions.
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Additional more specific reference materials for this project may be found among the site's Instructional Resources in Bibliography and Resources.
Handbooks on Epigraphy
- Gordon, Arthur E. 1983. Illustrated Introduction to Latin
Epigraphy. Berkeley, LA, London: University of California
Press. Good general introduction, with practical information, many examples, photos.
- Keppie, Lawrence. 1991. Understanding Roman Inscriptions.
Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press. Some practical information, much discussion of inscriptions in their social and economic context.
Roman Inscription Anthologies
- Gordon, Arthur E., Joyce S. Gordon. 1958. Album of Dated Latin
Inscriptions: Rome and the Neighborhood, Augustus to Nerva. Berkeley, LA: University of California Press.
- Hartnett, Matthew. 2008. By Roman Hands: Inscriptions and Graffiti for Students of Latin. Newburyport, MA: Focus.
- Harvey, Brian K. 2004. Roman Lives: Ancient Roman Life as
Illustrated by Latin Inscriptions. Newburyport, MA: Focus.
- Herman, Jozsef. 2000. Vulgar Latin. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University.
- LaFleur, Richard A. 2010. Scribblers, Sculptors, and Scribes: A
Companion to Wheelock¹s Latin and Other Introductory Latin Textbooks. New
York: Harper Collins.
- Raia, A, C. Luschnig, J. Sebesta. 2005. The Worlds of Roman Women. Newburyport, MA: Focus Press. Includes inscriptions among other Latin texts about women.
- Shore, Paul. 1997. Rest Lightly: An Anthology of Latin and Greek Tomb Inscriptions. Wauconda, Ill.: Bolchazy-Carducci. Includes Greek as well as Latin inscriptions, with English translations.
- Davies, G. "The Significance of the Handshake Motif in Classical
Funerary Art." In American Journal of Archaeology 89: 627-640.
- Elsner, Jas and Janet Huskinson, eds. 2011. Life, Death and Representation: Some New Work on Roman Sarcophagi. Berlin and New York: Walter de Gruyter. Beginning with an article on the types of Roman funerary monument preceding sarcophagi, this book contains excellent articles on many aspects of sarcophagi, including the workshops that produced them.
- Kampen, N.B. 1981. "Biographical Narration and Roman Funerary Art." American Journal of Archaeology 85: 47-58.
- Koortbojian, Michael. 1995. Myth, Meaning, and Memory on Roman Sarcophagi. Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press.
Online Resources for Latin Inscriptions
Online Databases of Latin Inscriptions
- Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss / Slaby (EDCS). The most comprehensive collection of Latin inscriptions, so best place to begin a search. However, the editorial work is not always reliable, especially in resolving abbreviations or missing letters. Does not give information about the physical monuments.
- Epigraphic Database Heidelberg (EDH). Search page. Not as comprehensive as EDCS, but scholarly and reliable, including much more detailed information about the inscriptions and the monument, sometimes even images.
- Epigraphic Database Roma (EDR). Search page. Similar to EDH but has, in some cases, more current information and more images. Concentrates on inscriptions in Rome and the Italian peninsula, including Sardinia and Sicily.
- Hispania Epigraphica (HE). Search page Comprehensive database of Latin inscriptions from the Iberian peninsula)
Submitted by Anne Leen, Barbara F. McManus, Ann R. Raia
Updated March 2013
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