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Literary and subliterary texts: tablets 118-121

From Alan Bowman and David Thomas, Vindolanda: the Latin writing tablets London: Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, 1983, pp. 65-67

Of the four texts which follow only the first (118) is unquestionably literary. However, we consider that the possibility that the other three are of a literary character is sufficiently strong to justify their inclusion in this section. All four tablets are assigned to the praetorium of Period 3. The appearance of Latin literature in a Roman military context and especially the equestrian officer milieu is not surprising (cf. Doc.Masada 721, Anderson, Parsons and Nisbet (1979), O.Claud. 190), and the occurrence of a line of the Aeneid would not be unexpected.

Literary and subliterary texts: tablets 118-121

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