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Excerpt from Roman Africa: An Outline of the History of the Roman Occupation of North AfricaThe inscriptions in the following pages have mostly been published in various forms and at different periods, especially during the latter half of the lastMoreExcerpt from Roman Africa: An Outline of the History of the Roman Occupation of North AfricaThe inscriptions in the following pages have mostly been published in various forms and at different periods, especially during the latter half of the last century. From the time of Shaw, whose volumes were first published in 1738, so many travellers in North Africa have recorded their interpretations of inscribed lettering that it is difficult, in some cases, to assign credit where credit is due. And since the French occupation of Algeria and Tunisia opportunities have been offered of publishing these interpretations in many noteworthy periodicals, such as the Revue Africaine, commenced in 1856, and the Annuaire de la Societe archeologique de la Province de Constantine, which was issued as far back as 1853. To collate and systematise the great mass of inscriptions has been the laborious work of such well-known epigraphists as Leon Renier, Gustavus Wilmanns, and others, whose names appear in footnotes in the following pages. Most of them can be better studied in the volumes of inscriptions mentioned on pp. 32 and 33, and referred to hereafter under the letters C.I.L. and I.R.A. Incompleteness of lettering, arising either from exposure or destruction, has given rise to difference of opinion in filling up many omissions of importance, but it is satisfactory to note that a general agreement prevails on most of the inscriptions of historic value. Whenever an alternative reading is admissible, the titles of the books that may be referred to are given in the text or in one of the footnotes.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.