Tree Inscriptions: restoring a lost facet of the Graeco-Roman epigraphic habit
Kruschwitz, P. H. P. (2010) Tree Inscriptions: restoring a lost facet of the Graeco-Roman epigraphic habit. Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik, 173. pp. 45-62.
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This article for the first time considers all extant ancient evidence for the habit of carving inscriptions on tree trunks. It emerges a picture that bears remarkable resemblances to what is known from the habit of graffiti writing (with important addition to that latter field to be derived from the findings), for individual and technical texts.