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Palaeohispanic Languages and Epigraphies

Alejandro G. Sinner and Javier Velaza


At least four writing systems—in addition to the Phoenician, Greek, and Latin ones—were used between the fifth century BCE and the first century CE to write the indigenous languages of the Iberian peninsula (the so-called Palaeohispanic languages): Tartessian, Iberian, Celtiberian, and Lusitanian. In total over three thousand inscriptions are preserved in what is certainly the largest corpus of epigraphic expression in the western Mediterranean world with the exception of the Italian peninsula. The aim of this book is to present a state of the question that includes the latest cutting-edge sch ... More

Keywords: Palaeohispanic languages, epigraphy, Hispania, Iberia, cultural change, writing systems, literacy, colonization

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198790822
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198790822.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alejandro G. Sinner, editor
Assistant Professor of Roman Art and Archaeology, University of Victoria

Javier Velaza, editor
Professor of Latin Philology, University of Barcelona

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