Seminar on palaeography and editing Greek and/or Oriental texts

lglor2172  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Seminar on palaeography and editing Greek and/or Oriental texts
5.00 credits
30.0 h

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2021-2022 !

Somers Véronique;
This course addresses students with a good command of ancient Greek.
Main themes
The course includes the following topics:
  1. Introduction to codicology;
  2. Handwritten copy of ancient Greek texts and textual transmission issues;
  3. Ancient Greek writings;
  4. Practical training in reading ancient Greek manuscripts (reading exercices);
  5. Theoretical and practical training in editing ancient Greek texts.
Learning outcomes

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

1 At the end of this course, the student will be able:
  • to decipher a ancient Greek manuscript, or to find the necessary assistance to read it;
  • to locate a written text within the history of ancient Greek writings;
  • to read, analyse and use an edition (introduction and critical apparatus);
  • to collate various major manuscripts of a given text and to prepare a provisional edition;
  • to use bibliographical and working tools.
The course is basically constant from year to year (main scriptures, reading exercices, etc.), but it may be more specifically devoted to a particular category of texts or to a particular type of writing.
Teaching methods
Lectures (theoretical presentations) are completed with practical exercises (reading and editing).
Evaluation methods
Oral exam will focus on: reading exercises, theoretical presentations, some articles to complete or clarify the theoretical data. Part of the exam may be replaced by a personal work, according to specific modalities to be decided with the students. 
Other information
As far as circumstances will allow it, the course is given in praseentia.
Online resources
The documentation (bibliography, theoretical elements, documentation) will be progressively accessible on the Moodle space of the course.
Les reproductions nécessaires sont fournies au fur et à mesure; elles sont tirées des principales collections de fac-similés, et des ressources disponibles en ligne.
Faculty or entity

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

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

Master [60] in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Classics

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Classics