Latin epigraphy (seminar)

lfial2181  2022-2023  Louvain-la-Neuve

Latin epigraphy (seminar)
5.00 credits
22.5 h

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2022-2023
Cavalieri Marco; Marano Martina (compensates Cavalieri Marco);
Knowledge of the Latin fundamentals.
Main themes
Content: bibliography of Latin epigraphs. Introduction to CIL. Scripts (capitals, cursive, "actuarial"), ligatures, abbreviations, punctuation, figures, etc. Common elements to different kinds of inscriptions: tria nomina, signum, agnomen, affiliation, mentioning the tribe, etc. Transmission of the denomination by legitimate, natural, or adoptive affiliation, by emancipation, etc. The careers: senator, equestrian, mixed, administrative, military, municipal, colonial, etc. Names and titles of emperors and of members of the imperial family. Different types of inscriptions: funerary, sacred, on public buildings, elogia, on instruments, calendars, etc.
Learning outcomes

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

1 The course attempts to familiarize the students with one of the most important and direct sources of our knowledge of public and private life in Ancient Rome.
Presentation of ancient roman inscriptions written in Latin. Bibliography and initiation to sources. The different ways used for texts written on stone and on other materials not very perishable. The processes in ligature, abbreviations, punctuation numbers expressions. The common elements to those different grades of inscriptions, tria nomina, nicknames, mention of filiation or of the tribe. Name's transmission by legitimate filiation, natural, adoption, freeing. Emperor's names and titles and those of the imperial family members. Brief careers survey: senatorial, equestrian, mixt, administrative, military, municipal, religious. The different grades of inscriptions, funerary, sacred, on public buildings, elogia, splendours and calendars. Analysis of miltaries inscriptions, milestones, diploma on instrumentum domesticum (ceramic, tiles, bricks, glass) too. Reading exercices, interpretation and chorology.
Teaching methods
Lecture learning sessions.
Evaluation methods
Written examination.
Manuels conseillés
P. Corbier, L'épigraphie latine, Paris 2006.
J.-M. Lassère, Manuel d'épigraphie romaine, Paris 2007.
M. Cébeillac-Gervasoni, F. Zevi, M.L. Caldelli, Epigraphie latine, Paris 2006.
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Master [60] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures

Master [120] in History

Master [120] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures

Master [60] in History

Certificat universitaire en langue, littérature et civilisation latines

Master [60] in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Classics

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

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Classics

Master [60] in History of Art and Archaeology : General