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Non-Attic Greek Vase Inscriptions - Rudolf Wachter

Non-Attic Greek Vase Inscriptions

Hardcover Published: 1st September 1998
ISBN: 9780198140931
Number Of Pages: 480

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The inscriptions that accompany the painted scenes on non-Attic Greek vases are an extremely important source for knowledge of ancient Greek, in particular colloquial language and signs of foreign dialect. The corpus of material is made all the more valuable because the inscriptions were painted or incised before firing, and thus cannot be held suspect as possible later additions. In this volume, Dr Wachter provides a detailed catalogue of such inscriptions together with a commentary and separate analysis dedicated to the examination of epigraphical, philological, and onomastic aspects of this unusually illuminating type of evidence. This he does in the full context of the vase-paintings and associated myths to which the inscriptions are attached.

a welcome and much needed work ... the attentive reader will find much of importance, even if he is not a linguist. Classical World The book is meticulously produced, no small achievement given the complexities of linguistic notation. Particularly useful is the large series of drawings of inscriptions, mostly done by the author from autopsy. Classical World ... it is timely to have Wachter's comprehensive treatment of the inscriptions on pottery other than Attic. Classical World Wachter is meticulous in his readings ... a gold mine of information that will be plundered for years to come: spelling, dialects, phonology, onomastics and such - all this data is a boon to students of epigraphy, dialects, mythology, ethnicity and so on. It is a solid and painstaking work of reference, and one can only marvel at the industry and dedication of the author ... easy to navigate and is furnished with a generous supply of indices. The Antiquaries Journal Readers who value length, density and sheer volume of information will find plenty to interest them in Non-Attic Greek Vase Inscriptions, with its detailed catalogues and transcriptions of known inscriptions on vases other than those of Athens and south Italy ... convenient and accessible ... seven invaluable indices ... illustrations are well chosen and reproduced ... The quantity and range of information here presented is highly impressive. Antiquity

Signs and Symbols
Introductionp. 1
Catalogue of Inscriptionsp. 5
Euboiap. 7
Boiotiap. 9
Aiginap. 26
Uncertain Origin and Pseudo-Corinthianp. 29
Corinthp. 34
The Corinthian Pinakesp. 119
Argolidp. 158
Lakoniap. 159
Elisp. 166
Ithakap. 168
Euboian Coloniesp. 171
'Chalcidian'p. 173
Pseudo-Chalcidianp. 192
Etruriap. 194
Achaian Coloniesp. 197
Doric Coloniesp. 200
Ionic Islandsp. 204
Doric Islandsp. 209
Ionic Dodekapolisp. 210
Naukratisp. 214
'Caeretan'p. 220
Doric Hexapolisp. 221
Analysisp. 225
Epigraphy and Spellingp. 227
Philological Analysisp. 234
Daily Lifep. 275
Labelled Scenes and their Interpretationp. 283
Literary Languagep. 331
Referencesp. 351
1: Wordsp. 363
Linguistic and Epigraphical Mattersp. 372
Vases and Inscriptionsp. 374
Collectionsp. 385
Provenances of NAGVIp. 389
Ancient Authors and Their Worksp. 390
General Indexp. 393
Photographic Creditsp. 398
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ISBN: 9780198140931
ISBN-10: 0198140932
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 1st September 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 28.5 x 22.7  x 3.5
Weight (kg): 1.38