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A multidisciplinary analysis of non-literary Latin texts from Roman Britain

Cotugno, Francesca


Francesca Cotugno


The present paper is focussed on the major corpora of non-literary documents written on tablets in Roman Britain. This encompasses the stylus tablets from Londinium-Bloomberg, the ink-written tablets from Carlisle and Vindolanda, and the curse tablets incised on lead. The main purpose of this analysis is to show from a quantitative perspective how these different corpora diverge from each other not only in respect of the writing material but also according to the presence or absence of specific linguistic features: gemination, degemination, vowel syncope, and presence or absence of initial h-


Cotugno, F. (2018). A multidisciplinary analysis of non-literary Latin texts from Roman Britain. Graeco-Latina Brunensia, 23(1), 35-47.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 31, 2018
Online Publication Date Jun 25, 2018
Publication Date Jun 25, 2018
Deposit Date Oct 26, 2018
Publicly Available Date Dec 26, 2019
Journal Graeco-Latina Brunensia
Print ISSN 1803-7402
Electronic ISSN 2336-4424
Publisher Masarykova Univerzita, Filozoficka Fakulta
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 23
Issue 1
Pages 35-47
Keywords Classics; Linguistics and Language; Archaeology; Archaeology; History; Language and Linguistics
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