Tyche Suppl 16: Cupcea, Latin Inscriptions from the legionary fortress of Apulum

Tyche Supplement Volume 16
George Cupcea, Latin Inscriptions from the legionary fortress of Apulum
212 pages | Softcover
Print: EUR 105,00 | Digital: € 65,00 | ISBN: 978-3-903207-75-2 | English

Pre-order now!

Dear readers, shortly after our Tyche Supplement 15 was printed, the follow-up volume is now available! Here, too, we are applying the print on demand principle, which means that we are now accepting pre-orders! A digital edition can also be found in our webshop and costs just € 65.-.


Description of the book:
Written as a volume of distinct exhaustive studies, ‘Latin Inscriptions form the Legionary Fortress of Apulum’ is more than a  technically crafted corpus of inscriptions, treating each discovery as a  ripe source for unique information on Roman army life and politics.
The inscriptions discovered in the legionary fortress of Apulum, the capital of Dacia, are exceptional finds, exclusively in situ, most of them from the headquarters (principia), but also from the barracks area. Because of this particular quality, they are more than individual texts, also becoming objects that, because of their precise findspot may reveal valuable information on use of space, private or public functionality of monuments or iconographic language of the political acts of the army.

In the volume one can find collective or individual statue bases of emperors, on their precise findspot, lists of centurions and special dedications by important officers and governors, the emergence of Serapis in the official spaces of the army, the worship place of the century in the barracks and not last, the first double confirmation (epigraphic and archaeological) of a military prison. With an inventory of the earlier epigraphic finds in the fortress, the volume attempts to suggest the magnificent view that one could have had when strolling through a legionary fortress: alleys between barracks decorated with statues and altars to the genii, crossroads with garnished sundials and the principia courtyard filled with imperial statues on impressive marble bases, finally the sanctuary of the eagle, where only Jupiter and Mars were also tolerated. Because of its multi-level of information provided, the volume could be a valuable instrument both to the student of the Roman army and epigraphy and to the experienced scholar, envisaging wider, more inclusive approaches

For enquiries or pre-orders please contact:  office@verlagholzhausen.at

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