Ostian Epigraphy after the CIL
2000 Funerary Inscriptions
Ostia is, after Rome, the city of the Empire that has yielded the largest number of Latin inscriptions. After the publication of the 14th volume of the Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum (1887) and the Supplementum Ostiense (1930), much other material came to light, mostly during the ‘Great Excavations’ of 1938-42, but remained largely unpublished. A few years ago, a French-Italian study group started a systematic publication project. The volume includes around 2000 funerary inscriptions from Ostia (as well as 168 that have been lost), with scientific cards and high-quality photographs, edited by the competent Superintendency, which make a considerable contribution to our knowledge of the city's onomastics and families, as well as to the Iura Sepulchrorum. The catalogue is followed by indexes that adopt the traditional thematic division. The volume closes with an abbreviated bibliography, indices of epigraphic sources and inventory correspondences.