Yesterday we had the first of two introductory seminars on Venetic. The high point was, of course, the excellent cake by Anna Judson, shown here with Anna holding it up next to a picture of the inscription itself for comparison. As you can see, it was both tasty and highly accurate! Epigraphy-themed cakes have become a bit of a theme of these Easter term seminars, and Anna has blogged about quite a few of her previous cakes on the Res Gerendae blog.
Even if you feel you know some material pretty well, talking it through with a room full of linguists will quickly raise new questions and problems to solve. I’d been a bit trusting about some of the readings in the editions, but we quickly found that these didn’t always quite match the images.
One of the inscriptions which produced the most discussion was *Pa 26.
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