Sardinia

The section Sardinia at the moment gathers 496 Latin inscriptions from Sardinia (7451 tokens). When available, the dating of the texts ranges between the 1st century bce and the beginning of the 7th century ce.

The database, searchable through the Research page, provides both linguistic and extra-linguistic information concerning the texts (for the editions in use, cf. The Project).

As for the other sections of Classes, all the forms that diverge from the Classical norm have been annotated. These non-Classical forms have been classified according to the type of variation phenomena encountered, which may involve orthography (and presumably also phonetics and phonology) and morphology. In particular, the linguistic phenomena annotated involve vocalism, consonantism and morpho-phonology.

The extra-linguistic information available includes the place of origin, text type and dating of each inscription.

As far as text type is concerned, in addition to the categories adopted for the section Rome and Italy (tituli honorarii, tituli sepulcrales, tituli sacri publici, tituli sacri privati, instrumenta domestica), military diplomas were also included, i.e. personal legal documents on bronze tablets that contain a copy of imperial constitutions by which Roman citizenship and conubium was granted to veterans of the auxiliary army units, the fleet and the Praetorian Guard.

For further details concerning the annotation criteria, see the User Guide and Documentation.