The volumes published in the series Beiträge zur Altertumskunde comprise monographs, collective volumes, editions, translations and commentaries on various topics from the fields of Greek and Latin Philology, Ancient History, Archeology, Ancient Philosophy as well as Classical Reception Studies. The series thus offers indispensable research tools for a wide range of disciplines related to Ancient Studies.
One of the most important forms of senatorial representation was a monument embellished with an inscription. Both inscription and monument were always intimately related, so that epigraphy and the study of ancient history are challenged to work more closely with archaeology. Only in this way is it possible to establish a correct understanding of how senators represented themselves. Therefore, the articles collected in this volume create, among other things, the basis for a new viewpoint of the social and cultural history of the senatorial order under the Roman Empire.
W. Eck, W. Ameling und J. Heinrichs, Universität zu Köln.