New Website for Romano British Inscriptions

Friend of the project Lindsay Allason-Jones has just announced the launch of a new website that is “an e-learning resource aimed at teaching students to transcribe, transliterate and translate Romano-British inscriptions”. It is called Inscripta.

The site collects together inscriptions from the Great North Museum and uses them to teach the translation of Latin epigraphy.  Each example is transcribed and given a quicktime audio file of someone reading it aloud.  Visitors can have a go at translating the inscription themselves before reading what it says in English.  Supplemental information about its find-spot and interpretation is also given.

The site is funded by the Higher Education Academy.  You can find it at http://cias.ncl.ac.uk/Inscripta/ (note the capital “I”)

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