Seminar on Mycenaean Epigraphy

lglor2745  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Seminar on Mycenaean Epigraphy
5.00 credits
22.5 h

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2021-2022
Doyen Charles; Mouthuy Ophélie (compensates Doyen Charles);
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
The course consists of lectures and personal work.
Evaluation methods
Final paper and oral exam.
Other information
English-friendly course: course taught in French but offering facilities in English.
Online resources
  • 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
Learning outcomes
Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies

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

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

Master [60] in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Classics

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Classics