The Ashmolean Latin Inscriptions Project

Featured Theme: Dedications to the Gods

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Writing was an important part of Roman religion, allowing people to make a record of the promises they made to the gods and show off about the gifts they had given them.

Dedication to Flora – This simple dedication poses some fascinating questions: why did the dedicator make more than one offering to the goddess of flowers, and which of the ones we have today are genuine?

Dedication to Hercules – An unusual punched inscription made by a Roman army officer in Britain; See Blog page.

Altar for the emperors – This Altar asked the gods' protection for Caracalla and Geta, but couldn?t protect Geta from Caracalla

Altar from Chester – New technology helped us read lost text on this altar.

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