Reblogged: The epigraphic gallery of the Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Naples is now open!

This recent post by my 'Greek in Italy' colleague Nick Zair shares the (very exciting!) news that the epigraphy room of the Museo Archeologico Nazionale is open for business again. To give some context to this, I've visited this room about three times. The first time was in 2009, when I was told it was closed... Continue Reading →

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What links a drinking cup, Julius Caesar and ancient multilingualism?

Today I've been working on a piece on very short inscriptions - so short that we're not even sure what language they are in. There are some obvious reasons why very short, abbreviated inscriptions are sometimes used. On a coin or a tile stamp, space can be so limited that an abbreviation of the name... Continue Reading →

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