No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.
New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…Find out more
In addition to Phoenician, Greek, and Latin, at least four writing systems were used between the fifth century BCE and the first century CE to write the indigenous languages of the Iberian peninsula (the so-called Palaeohispanic languages): Tartessian, Iberian, Celtiberian, and Lusitanian. In total over three thousand inscriptions are preserved in what is certainly the largest corpus of epigraphic expression in the western Mediterranean world, with the exception of the Italian peninsula. The aim of this volume is to present the most recent cutting-edge scholarship on these epigraphies and on the languages that they transmit. Utilizing a multidisciplinary approach which draws on the expertise of leading specialists in the field, it brings together a broad range of perspectives on the linguistic, philological, epigraphic, numismatic, historical, and archaeological aspects of the surviving inscriptions, and provides invaluable new insights into the social, economic, and cultural history of Hispania and the ancient western Mediterranean. The study of these languages is essential to our understanding of colonial Phoenician and Greek literacy, which lies at the root of their growth, as well as of the diffusion of Roman literacy, which played an important role in the final expansion of the so called Palaeohispanic languages.
|Publication date:||7th March 2019|
|Author:||Alejandro G. (Assistant Professor of Roman Art and Archaeology, Assistant Professor of Roman Art and Archaeology, Unive Sinner|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Categories:||Palaeography (history of writing), Historical & comparative linguistics, Ancient history: to c 500 CE, European history,|
Alejandro G. Sinner is Assistant Professor of Roman Art and Archaeology in the Department of Greek and Roman Studies at the University of Victoria. His research covers the social and cultural history of Roman Spain and the western provinces, and his publications include three books and over a dozen articles in peer reviewed journals exploring Iberian numismatics, pre-Roman languages in the Iberian peninsula, pre-Roman and Roman domestic and religious spaces, and the construction of identities and the processes of cultural change in colonial contexts. Since 2006 he has been digging at the ancient site of Ilduro (Cabrera de Mar, Catalonia) in ...More About Alejandro G. (Assistant Professor of Roman Art and Archaeology, Assistant Professor of Roman Art and Archaeology, Unive Sinner