Seminar of Greek epigraphy

lfial2180  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Seminar of Greek epigraphy
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
22.5 h

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2019-2020
Doyen Charles;
Main themes
The seminar will focus on the following themes:
  • classifying epigraphic texts: decrees, laws, treaties, accounts, inventories, offerings, epitaphs, manumission records, contracts, defixiones, etc.
  • studying the Greek alphabet, from the Archaic to the Imperial periods.
  • editing epigraphic texts.
  • reading, commenting, and dating Greek inscriptions.
  • developing technical skills: squeeze, photography, facsimile.
  • mastering bibliographical tools and digital resources.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 At the end of this seminar, students will be able to:
  • read Greek inscriptions on photography, squeeze and/or facsimile.
  • edit and study Greek inscriptions in a comprehensive and relevant way (lemma, transcription, restitution, translation, dating, commentary).
  • correctly use bibliography and working tools.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Systematic classification of potentially engraved on stone or metal documents, and of Greek alphabets used from the Archaic to the Imperial periods. Technical exercises: squeezing, photographing, and making a facsimile. Training to do an epigraphic edition: writing a lemma, making a transcription, restitutions. Introduction to handling epigraphic corpora and working tools. Reading, translating, commenting and dating exercises.
Teaching methods
The seminar consists of lectures, tutorials, coursework, and collective reading of Greek inscriptions.
Evaluation methods
Final paper and oral exam.
Other information
Online resources
Course notes are available on Moodle.
Une bibliographie d'orientation est disponible sur le site
Teaching materials
  • Syllabus / Coursebook (disponible / available on Moodle)
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies

Master [60] in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Oriental Studies

Master [60] in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Classics

Master [120] in History of Art and Archaeology : General

Master [120] in History

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Classics