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1. An inscription, as on a statue or building.
2. A motto or quotation, as at the beginning of a literary composition, setting forth a theme.

[Greek epigraphē, from epigraphein, to write on; see epigram.]

ep′i·graph′ic, ep′i·graph′i·cal adj.
ep′i·graph′i·cal·ly adv.


(ˌɛp ɪˈgræf ɪk)

also ep`i•graph′i•cal,

1. of or pertaining to epigraphs or epigraphy.
2. of the style characteristic of epigraphs.
ep`i•graph′i•cal•ly, adv.
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If we discover an increase in evidence of writing, either from epigraphic sources or through historical criticism of the Bible, there must be a corresponding increase in reading.
Peter Lampe, Professor of New Testament at Heidelberg University, uses epigraphic evidence to complement Christian texts: from Paul's Letter to the Romans to the writings of Clement of Rome, Justin Martyr, Montanus, and Valentinus.
His focus is the classical period in Greece proper (generally the fifth and fourth centuries B.C.), although he often draws on evidence of all types (literary, epigraphic, and archaeological) from periods before and long afterward in order to support his arguments.
But the value of this study lies in his attempt to bring greater precision into the account by placing particular reliance on the relevant epigraphic and numismatic evidence, and the results of the excavations of Aksum and other sites in the vicinity, and by carefully evaluating the patristic evidence, the occasional references in pagan authors, and Ethiopian traditions.
Carbonell's investigation of the Augustin epistolary as sources for his epigraphic activity; Marcus Buonocore's notes on Augustin's contributions to two Vatican mss.
They explore the establishment of the idea of motherhood as a social and cultural practice; the construction of the identity of women through their relationship with motherhood from a social standpoint, legal perspective, or in terms of power relations; the representation of key moments in the lives of women, such as pregnancy or childbirth; the visualization of relationships and emotions regarding sons and daughters through iconographic or epigraphic representations; the ways in which care practices were undertaken; learning processes; how the inclusion of children and funeral rituals had an apotropaic or a symbolic character; and how current discourses on motherhood and childhood are transmitted through diverse educational strategies.
In this paper we have tried to answer this question based on epigraphic evidence found in the third tablet of the Aqht legend.
They are known from legal, epigraphic, and sometimes literary sources, and, as Mayer knows, historians from Rostovtzeff onwards have taken notice of them.
US anthropologists present the results of original new archaeological, epigraphic, and art historical research in the Mexican states of Yucatan, Campeche, and Quintana Roo--the subtropical scrub forest where the Maya built some of their most spectacular cities.
Relatives would often eat and make offerings of food and other items to be used by the dead, Ray Johnson, director of the University of Chicago Oriental Institute's Epigraphic Survey, told National Geographic News.
Subsequent chapters present Near Eastern texts according to genre, namely, as wisdom literature, prayer, love poetry, rituals, intermediary texts, apocalyptic literature, tales, epics, myths, genealogies, royal inscriptions, law codes, treaties, and epigraphic sources.
In delineating the religions of Ancient Israel, both within a specified time-frame (synchronic) and in sequenced time-frames (diachronic), Zevit relies mainly, but not exclusively, on artifactual and epigraphic data and appropriate biblical texts.