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Trajan : un empereur de caractère(s)

Abstract : Roman capital letters, many of which survive on ancient monuments, have been much copied over the centuries. Among Roman inscriptions, none has been as much reinterpreted as the one which was carved on the basis of Trajan’s Column: typographers have been considering its letters as models of perfection since the early twentieth Century. Here we aim to understand the causes of such an unrivalled renown, and to study the history of modern typographical achievements inspired by the Column’s inscription; we also explore the intentions and practices which have persuaded people to go on using letter forms first carved in the time of the Antonine dynasty.
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Christophe Hugot. Trajan : un empereur de caractère(s). Benoist, Stéphane; Gautier, Alban; Hoët-van Cauwenberghe, Christine; Poignault, Rémy. Mémoires de Trajan, mémoires d'Hadrien, Presses universitaires du Septentrion, pp.439-476, 2020, 978-2-7574-3024-8. ⟨hal-02444223⟩



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