Latin Language through Epigraphy

International Online Summer School
June 12-16, 2023
University of Oviedo
Department of Classical & Romance Philology


The language of Latin inscriptions is often expressed in standard formulas, but it also shows variations owing to the communication goals of different epigraphic categories as well as to chronological and sociological variables.

Most of these aspects do not emerge from the corpus of literary texts, and inscriptions represent a unique source for our knowledge of the evolutionary history and internal diversifications of the Latin language.

During the Middle Ages and the Modern epoch, Latin remained in use for exposed writing: the classical epigraphic models were emulated, and the language was employed as a sign of cultivation.


This International Summer School aims to develop an awareness of the potential of the epigraphical evidence for philological and linguistic studies.

At the same times, it pays attention to the epigraphic use of the Latin language in diachronic perspective.

It provides participants with a basic knowledge in Latin Epigraphy & Paleography and with the main theoretical, methodological and practical tools for linguistic and philological analysis of ancient, medieval and modern epigraphic texts.

Target Groups

The Summer School is especially addressed to BA, MA and PhD students as well as to Post-docs with philologicallinguistic interests.

An interest in participation from students and specialists from other disciplines is also welcome.

Activation of the School with min. 20 participants

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