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More from the Romano-British poets? A possible metrical inscription from East Farleigh, Kent

Mullen, Alex; Tomlin, Roger

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ALEX MULLEN Alex.Mullen@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor of Ancient History and Sociolinguistics

Roger Tomlin



Abstract

A four-line inscription in Old Roman Cursive on a pot base found in excavations in East Farleigh, Kent, in 2010 appears to be written (at least in part) in metre and has close textual similarities with examples from Binchester, County Durham. We describe the new text and then offer some thoughts about the possible relationship of these British texts to extant Latin verse and consider how to interpret the Kentish piece in context. Although much remains uncertain in our understanding of the text, it is a significant addition to our Romano-British corpus.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 4, 2019
Online Publication Date May 8, 2019
Publication Date 2019-11
Deposit Date Jan 7, 2019
Publicly Available Date Apr 3, 2019
Journal Britannia
Print ISSN 0068-113X
Electronic ISSN 1753-5352
Publisher Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 50
Pages 367-374
DOI https://doi.org/10.1017/S0068113X19000084
Keywords Classics; Archaeology; Archaeology; History
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1445425
Publisher URL https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/britannia/article/more-from-the-romanobritish-poets-a-possible-metrical-inscription-from-east-farleigh-kent/CCD332FCCF334346270A0CC6BF95F72C

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