This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2021-2022
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 :
At the end of this seminar, students will be able to:
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.
The seminar consists of lectures, tutorials, coursework, and collective reading of Greek inscriptions.
Final paper and oral exam.
English-friendly course: course taught in French but offering facilities in English.
Course notes are available on Moodle.
Une bibliographie d'orientation est disponible sur le site http://bcs.fltr.ucl.ac.be/EpiB.html
- Syllabus / Coursebook (disponible / available on Moodle)
Faculty or entity
Title of the programme
Master  in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies
Master  in History of Art and Archaeology : General
Master  in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Oriental Studies
Master  in History
Master  in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Classics
Master  in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Classics