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date: 31 October 2020


  • Tim Cornell


An album was a whitened board or tablet on which information could be published in writing. Such tablets were widely used in Roman public life, for example to publicize the *praetors' edicts. Album was also the standard term for a published list or register. The album senatorium was the official list of members of the *senate which was publicly posted outside the senate-house from the time of *Augustus.


  • Greek and Roman Archaeology

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