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Latin Inscriptions in the Kelsey Museum: The Dennison and De Criscio Collections (Kelsey Museum Studies 9)
Steven L. Tuck

The Latin inscriptions in the Kelsey Museum are among the best primary sources we have for documenting the lives of the lower classes in the Roman world. They provide unique evidence of the details of Roman daily life, including beliefs, occupations, families, and attitudes toward death.

The 400 entries in this volume include all of the Latin inscriptions on stone or metal in the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology at the University of Michigan; they represent the largest, and arguably the most important, collection of Latin inscriptions in the Western Hemisphere. The collection is notable not just for its size but for the fact that almost all the inscriptions were acquired by purchase for their scholarly and educational value to the members of the university community. Because of this, the collection is also an important testimony to a seminal phase in the development of the study of Classics at the University of Michigan. For the first time ever, this project makes the Latin inscriptions of the Kelsey available in one volume and has provided an opportunity to reexamine some texts that have not been edited in over a century. The commentaries for this edition have benefited from a wealth of recent scholarship resulting in some amended readings and reidentification of texts. 8.5 x 11. 264 pgs. 399 B&W photographs. (2006)

Roman Brick Stamps in the Kelsey Museum (Kelsey Museum Studies 6)
John P. Bodel

A catalogue of the 141 brick stamps in the Kelsey Museum, the largest known collection of such stamps outside Italy. 8 x 10-1/2. 136 pgs. 142 photographs. (1983)

Out-of-print titles in the Kelsey Museum Studies series

KMS 1
Funerary Stelae from Kom Abou Billou
Finley A. Hooper (1961)

KMS 2
The Gospel of John in Fayumic Coptic (P. Mich. Inv. 3521)
Edited by Elinor M. Husselman (1962)

KMS 3
Terracotta Lamps from Karanis, Egypt: Excavations of the University of Michigan
Louise A. Shier (1978)

KMS 4
Latin Inscriptions in the Kelsey Museum: The Dennison Collection
Edited by Martha Welborn Baldwin and Mario Torelli (1979)

KMS 5
Karanis Excavations of the University of Michigan in Egypt, 1928-1935: Topography and Architecture
Elinor M. Husselman (1979)

KMS 7
Pottery from Karanis: Excavations of the University of Michigan
Barbara Johnson

KMS 8
Indian Block-Printed Cotton Fragments in the Kelsey Museum
Ruth Barnes (1993)