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Les épitaphes en leur “milieu”: Remarques à partir du matériel épigraphique de l’Aquitaine tardo-antique et alto-médiévale
After a short presentation of epigraphic habits in the Late Antique provinces of Aquitania and Novempopulania in order to fit epitaphs into their local writing context, the paper focusses on spatial dynamics at work in the funerary space as a landscape and a place of experience, drawing on few cases study from Aquitania. If the whole fails to capture the portrait of one specific funerary epigraphic habit in Aquitania, it raises the question of processes both visual and kinetics in changing the perception of a funerary space to a written place, and so the role played by inscriptions in the making of ‘placeness’. Thus, funerary inscriptions from Southwestern Gaul are an opportunity to explore a way of approaching the epigraphic material in its milieu, that is, an ecology of inscriptions.
Keywords Late Antique epigraphy, South Western Gaul, necropoleis, visuality, motions, placeness, burial practices