Inscription Sample

Inscription article example

We chose this because it shows the picture, name, text, deciphered version and translation of the inscription together in a very schematic way in the page layout.1

A typical example of a tomb inscription from the fifth century BC. It features time-specific Ionic typeface and typesetting such as monoline, dotted Theta, and four-line Sigma.

Inscription example
Frank Cole Babbitt, A Grammar of Attic and Ionic Greek, 1902


γυναικὸς ἀγαθῆς μνῆμα τόδε

a good wife’s monument (is) this.

It is common practice among epigraphists to use lowercase Greek letters (polytonic) to write transliterations from the early Greek epichoric alphabets to the modern Greek alphabet. The same practice is also used for the alphabets such as Carian, which are taught (no typo here) to be a variant of the Greek language.

  1. Babbitt, Frank Cole (1902). A Grammar of Attic and Ionic Greek. p.36. American Book Company, New York. ↩︎