Insularity, Identity and Epigraphy in the Roman World

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Javier Velaza
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, May 11, 2017 - History - 348 pages
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This book explores the subject of islands, their essence and identity, their isolation and their relationships in the Ancient world. It investigates Greek and Roman concepts of insularity, and their practical consequences for the political, economic and social life of the Empire. The contributions examine whether being related to an island was an externally or internally distinctive feature, and whether a tension between insularity and globalisation can be detected in this period. The book also looks at whether there is an insular material culture, an island-based approach to sacredness, or an island-based category of epigraphy.


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Javier Velaza is Full Professor in the Department of Latin Philology of the Universitat de Barcelona, Spain, where he is also leader of the research group LITTERA, and Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Letters. His principal research interests lie in Latin textual criticism and textual transmission, Roman epigraphy, and the linguistics of the ancient languages of the Iberian Peninsula. His academic publications include ten books and over 200 articles in scientific journals. He has led over thirty scientific research projects.

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