Seminar on Mycenaean Epigraphy

lglor2745  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Seminar on Mycenaean Epigraphy
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
22.5 h
Q1

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2020-2021 !

Teacher(s)
Language
French
Content
At first, the Mycenaean texts will be examined in their socio-economic context, whith a special emphasis on the invention and the use of writing in the palace. The Mycenaean texts will be compared to Near Eastern texts also produced in a palatial context.
Special attention will be paid to the material aspect of the clay tablets, to their conservation and archiving; questions of palaeography will also be touched on.
The student will be trained in the principal work tools that are relevant to the study of Mycenaean texts (text corpuses, dictionaries, manuals, scientific journals and collections, International congresses) and also in the history of this scientific discipline.
Finally, the major part of this seminar is devoted to the reading and commentary (philological, historical and archaeological) of Mycenaean tablets.
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

The course consists of lectures and personal work.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Final paper and oral exam.
Other information
English-friendly course: course taught in French but offering facilities in English.
Online resources
https://moodleucl.uclouvain.be/course/view.php?id=5573
Bibliography
  • Syllabus / Coursebook (disponible / available on Moodle)
Une bibliographie détaillée est disponible sur Moodle. / A detailed bibliography is available on Moodle.
- M. Ventris & J. Chadwick, Documents in Mycenaean Greek (Cambridge, 1973²).
- L. R. Palmer, Interpretation of Mycenaean Greek Texts (Londres, 1969²).
- Y. Duhoux & A. Morpurgo Davies (éd.), A Companion to Linear B. Mycenaean Greek Texts and their World (Louvain-la-Neuve, 2008-2014), 3 vol.
- F. Aura Jorro, Diccionario micénico (Madrid, 1985-1993), 2 vol.
Teaching materials
  • Syllabus / Coursebook (disponible / available on Moodle)
Faculty or entity


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

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [60] in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Classics

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Classics

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies

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

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