February 10, 2007

The Vindolanda Tablets

This evening I stumbled on a fascinating web site that some of you may also find interesting. It is The Vindolanda Tablets Online. The site provides access to the tablets excavated from a Roman fort of the late 1st and early 2nd centuries C.E. in Britain, just south of Hadrians Wall. There is background information about history, geography, and life in the Roman army, but the main content consists of the texts themselves. For each tablet there is a photograph, a transcription of the Latin text, an English translation, and commentary. The tablets are indexed in several ways, so that you can look at the correspondence of a particular individual or the tablets that refer to women or deal with religion or what have you.

Posted by Bill Poser at February 10, 2007 01:50 AM