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Paesaggi epigrafici nelle necropoli della Roma tardoantica: Alcuni casi esemplari per una ‘epigrafia archeologica’
Abstract Of the inscriptions in the catacombs of Rome, a large majority still exists in its original context. This offers an exceptional opportunity to consider all characteristics of these ‘written monuments’ (material composition, execution techniques, writing types, textual content and the presence of images) in relation to their respective contexts. The amount and quality of the inscriptions (not exclusively epitaphs: also funerary graffiti and Damasus’ elogia martyrum) define different ‘epigraphic landscapes’ within the catacombs, that obviously change along their longue durée, from the very beginnings (in the last decades of 2nd c. AD) to the last burials (in the 5th c. AD).
The case-study considered here is the epigraphic dossier of the Domitilla catacomb, the largest funerary complex in the suburbium of Rome in Late Antiquity. Its quantitatively and qualitatively rich ‘epigraphic landscape’ could offer new insights into the history and development of the catacomb, but also help to investigate the actual management of a Christian collective and/or communitarian funerary complex in Late Antique Rome.
Keywords Late Antique Rome, Christian Catacombs, Epigraphy by Christians, Epigraphic Archaeology