Romans developed a highly elaborated form of writing on stone.
Two artisans worked in the process: the ordinator (calligrapher)
and the stonemason, who carved the inscription.
in stone can be divided into two main types: scriptura monumentalis
(literally, 'monumental script'), and scriptura actuaria
script Capitalis quadrata
Monumental script, based
on Trajan's alphabet
inscription on the pedestal of Trajan's Arch in Rome is one of
great perfection and beauty. The calligrapher Eduard Catich recreated the traces of each letter with a paintbrush.
Roman arch and mosaics, is a book that brings the process
of creation in Roman script alive for any reader.