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The Lettering of an Athenian Mason (Volume XV edition)

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This book combines two functions, as a technical handbook for training epigraphists to recognize an individual mason's hands, and a social study of a skilled artisan in Hellenistic Athens (referred to as "B"), a native of Salamis who worked in Athens and at Delphi. The methodology developed by the author to isolate 28 out of hundreds of inscriptions as the work of "B" represents a major step forward in the assigning of fragments to individual masons, previously a very impressionistic exercise.

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The Lettering of an Athenian Mason
1975, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780876615157

Volume XV edition

Trade paperback

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