GREEK EPIGRAPHY MODULE 1

GREEK EPIGRAPHY MODULE 1

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Code
65338
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 9023 ANCIENT STUDIES: ARCHAEOLOGY, PHILOLOGY AND LITERATURES, HISTORY (LM-15) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-ANT/02
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (ANCIENT STUDIES: ARCHAEOLOGY, PHILOLOGY AND LITERATURES, HISTORY)
semester
2° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:

OVERVIEW

Module 1 is an introduction to the subject, which presents the evolution of writing in Ancient Greece. Students' active participation is required, especially for reading texts such as public and private inscriptions form the 8th century B.C. to Roman Age. The course will provide a historical interpretation of inscriptions; this will enable students to understand the role of epigraphy in the study and reconstruction of Greek civilization. Knowledge of Ancient Greek (basic knowledge) is required.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

- Getting acquainted with alphabetical Greek writing, its peculiarities and its evolution (from Archaic Age through Classical Age and until Hellenistic-Roman Age);
- Acquiring a method to critically analyze different kinds of epigraphic sources;
- Knowing Greek civilization by reading and analyzing epigraphic texts related to institutional, political and social contexts;
- Being able to carry out specific bibliographical research by using traditional and electronic research instruments.

Teaching methods

Oral exam

Assessment Methods

The oral exam is meant to assess: students' acquisition of a method to analyze epigraphic texts; students' knowledge of the main forms of Greek writing, of the main types of epigraphic documents, especially public and institutional ones; students' command of bibliographical research tools.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Contents for students who are taking the 6-CFU course

This part of the course will provide a methodological introduction to the main aspects and issues of this discipline. Moreover, the following topics will be addressed: origin and evolution of Greek alphabet; examples of archaic Greek alphabets; numeral systems; types and formulae of public and private inscriptions A 6-hour sub-module on Greek alphabet and Anatolian languages will be held by Simone Podestà. Students will be provided with an anthology of epigraphic documents; during the course, students will read, translate and associate those documents with their historical context.
The nature of the subject itself requires the knowledge of Ancient Greek. Please remind that during the exam students will be asked to read and translate inscriptions that were studied in class.  Regular attendance is recommended; students who cannot attend classes are kindly asked to contact the professor in order to agree upon an alternative program.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The reading list for this course, together with the lecturer's suggestions and instructions are available on the Italian version of the web page. 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ELENA CIMAROSTI (President)

FRANCESCA GAZZANO (President)

ELEONORA SALOMONE

VIVIANA PETTIROSSI

LIA RAFFAELLA CRESCI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Oral exam

Assessment Methods

The oral exam is meant to assess: students' acquisition of a method to analyze epigraphic texts; students' knowledge of the main forms of Greek writing, of the main types of epigraphic documents, especially public and institutional ones; students' command of bibliographical research tools.

LESSONS START

February 20, 2018

ORARI

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GREEK EPIGRAPHY MODULE 1