Studi Classici e Orientali (SCO), Studi Classici e Orientali LVI - Anno 2010 (edito nel 2011)

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QUANDOQUE BONI DORMITANT PRIMORES: DELL’USO EQUIVOCO DELLE EPIGRAFI CITTADINE

ANTONIO SARTORI

Abstract


Quandoque boni dormitant primores: about the equivocal use
of public inscriptions


Sometimes public and also official inscriptions could have improper
use or equivocal purposes because of different reasons.
Three examples are here proposed: a honorary inscription in Comum was dedicated too hastily to emperor Tiberius and it was destroyed as incorrect; a bronze plate in Munigua (Baetica) misreads a fine of emperor Titus as an occasion of honourable regard; in the double inscription on the arch of Medinaceli (Tarraconensis) two later emperors turn a city homage to Augustus into a means of own regional propaganda.

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Studi Classici e Orientali - Dipartimenti di Filologia, letteratura e linguistica e di Civiltà e forme del sapere dell'Università di Pisa - ISSN: 0081-6124