The project will document and edit verse inscriptions with their material surface from Tunisia and parts of Algeria to provide a first up-to-date account of the poetic landscape of Africa Proconsularis. It shall complete and refine the existing editorial work that is excellent in the case of many inscriptions but has to be revised according to new methodologies.
The corpus will be the subject of a rigorous critical edition, based on the autopsy of the texts as long as they are preserved. For many of them, issues related to their literary or metric nature will be discussed for the first time. The analysis will focus on cultural and literary influences, characteristics of the population and the relationship with the Carmina Latina Epigraphica of other regions in the Roman Empire. Partner institutions of CARMEN in Tunis and colleagues working in this region will help the ESR to master this challenge.
A doctoral thesis on the objectives mentioned above to build up a general expertise in Roman cultural heritage in North Africa and Latin philology, and professional skills in digital editing.
Universidad de Sevilla
Prof. Dr. Concepción Fernández Martínez
Prof. Dr. Peter Kruschwitz (Wien)
At the University of London, Institute of Classical Studies, with Dr. Gabriel Bodard, a world-leading expert on digital epigraphy, as supervisor (proposed date April–May 2022). The training is supported by Scuola Archeologica Italiana di Cartagine in Tunis.