Definition of Roman letters
1. Noun. A typeface used in ancient Roman inscriptions.
Generic synonyms: Proportional Font
Derivative terms: Roman, Romanic
Roman Letters Pictures
Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Roman Letters Images
Lexicographical Neighbors of Roman Letters
Literary usage of Roman letters
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Journal by Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1875)
"Then, as to the suitableness of the roman letters to the high function ... The roman letters have been proved by recent philological research to have a ..."
2. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"The learned Celsius, a Swede, a scholar, and a philosopher, was of opinion, that they were nothing more than the roman letters, with the curves changed into ..."
3. Select letters by Marcus Tullius Cicero, Albert Watson (1870)
"NOTE C. roman letters and means of Correspondence. The letter was written either (cp. Ad Att. 12. 2, I) with a stylus on 'tabulae,' thin slips of wood or ..."
4. The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature: Containing an Account of by William Thomas Lowndes, Henry George Bohn (1865)
"... two head lines of which are in roman letters, the remainder in BL) ' The ... roman letters ..."
5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... from stereotype plates; which in- systems were different forms of the upper or lower cas* or of both upper and lower case, of the Roman, letters. ..."
6. The Gentleman's Magazine (1861)
"The British certainly copied the Roman character of writing, for no Bardic writings are found, all inscriptions being in roman letters; instead, however, ..."