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    DescriptionRome's oldest known Latin inscription dates from the sixth century BC; the most recent major specimen was mounted in 2006-a span of more than two and a half millennia. Remarkably, many of these inscriptions are still to be found in situ, on the walls, gates, temples, obelisks, bridges, fountains, and churches of the city. Classicist Tyler Lansford has collected some 400 of these inscriptions and arranged them-with English translations-into fifteen walking tours that trace the physical and historical contours of the city. Each itinerary is prefaced by an in-depth introduction that provides a survey of the history and topography of the relevant area of the city. The Latin texts appear on the left-hand page with English translations on the right. The original texts are equipped with full linguistic annotation, and the translations are supplemented with historical and cultural notes that explain who mounted them and why. This unique guide will prove a fascinating and illuminating companion for both sophisticated visitors to the Eternal City and armchair travelers seeking a novel perspective into Rome's rich history.


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    Title
    The Latin Inscriptions of Rome
    Subtitle
    A Walking Guide
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tyler Lansford
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 600
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 41 mm
    Weight: 726 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780801891502
    ISBN 10: 0801891507
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T14.3
    BIC subject category V2: WTH, WSZC
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DST
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 800
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    BISAC V2.8: LAN009000, SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: TT
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 18
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000, TRV026000
    B&T Approval Code: A19900000
    BISAC V2.8: TRV009110, HIS002020
    B&T Approval Code: A20202500
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15610
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 98
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    DC22: 914.56320493
    BISAC V2.8: FOR033000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DST
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: DG804.5 .L36 2009
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: WTH, SZC
    Illustrations note
    15 b&w illus., 1 line drawing, 16 maps
    Publisher
    JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    04 September 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Baltimore, MD
    Author Information
    Tyler Lansford is an independent scholar and the cofounder of Seattle Language Academy.
    Review quote
    Latin is a less and less common attainment even among educated travellers, so Tyler Lansford has come to the rescue... If this book is not slipped into many a Rome-bound suitcase, there is no justice in the world. I can think of few more enjoyable companions on a prowl through the city. -- Jane Stevenson Times Literary Supplement 2010 The Latin Inscriptions of Rome is a delight, one to which I shall turn and to which I shall send my students when in Rome, and which I recommend to everyone interested in gaining a wealth of detailed information about 'the epigraphic habit' and its importance to our understanding not just of ancient Rome, but of every era of the Eternal City's incredible history. -- James C. Anderson Classical Outlook 2010 Tyler Lansford... has put together the most original and stimulating guide to the Eternal City of the hundreds published in recent years. -- Masolino D'Amico La Stampa 2010