Seminar of Greek epigraphy

lfial2180  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Seminar of Greek epigraphy
5.00 credits
22.5 h

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2021-2022
Doyen Charles; Fontaine Elise (compensates 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.
Learning outcomes

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.
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
English-friendly course: course taught in French but offering facilities in English.
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
Learning outcomes
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