The loculi were intact and the epitaphs still in their places, so that " they form a kind of museum, in which the development, the formulae, and the symbolic figures of Christian epigraphy, from its origin to the end of the 3rd or 4th century, can be notified and contemplated, not in artificial specimens as in the Lateran, but in the genuine and living reality of their original condition."
African epigraphy has revealed the names of some of their deities: deus invictus Aulisva; the god Motmanius, associated with Mercury; the god Lilleus; Baldir Augustus; Kautus pater; the goddess Gilva, identified with Tellus, and Ifru Augustus (Tissot i.
Glaser have done most for epigraphy, while Manzoni is to be remembered for his excellent geographical work.
Gilbert; Greek epigraphy that of J.
Dittenberger; Roman history and constitutional antiquities that of Theodor Mommsen (1817-1903), who was associated in Latin epigraphy with E.
For language and epigraphy see NABATAEANS, SEMITIC LANGUAGES; for topography, &C., PALESTINE; and for the later history, JEWS.
New inscriptions and the general progress of Greek epigraphy have been minutely recorded from year to year by M.
Epigraphy And Numismatics.
2 See, for example, the tables at the end of Roberts's Introduction to Greek Epigraphy (1887); or Kirchhoff's Studien zur Geschichte des griechischen Alphabets (4th ed.
Figured in Roberts's Introduction to Greek Epigraphy, p. 65.
Macalister is in course of publication (Studies in Irish Epigraphy, 1897, 1902, 1907).
For Greek epigraphy the fullest and also most recent work is W.
Roberts's Introduction to Greek Epigraphy, pt.
In Iwan von Mailer's Handbuch der klassischen Altertumswissenschaft important articles on both Greek and Latin epigraphy and alphabets have appeared (Greek in edition I by G.