LATIN EPIGRAPHY MODULE 2

LATIN EPIGRAPHY MODULE 2

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Code
65339
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 9023 ANCIENT STUDIES: ARCHAEOLOGY, PHILOLOGY AND LITERATURES, HISTORY (LM-15) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-ANT/03
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (ANCIENT STUDIES: ARCHAEOLOGY, PHILOLOGY AND LITERATURES, HISTORY)
semester
2° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

       A relevant contribution to the knowledge of the Roman world is giving by direct sources; between them Latin epigraphy plays a fundamental role, which allows to identify a dinamic landscape of Roman civilization, including minors but not negligible details regarding  this culture.
A working knowledge of Latin is not requirement for the course of study.
Learning outcomes
The main purpose of the course is to provide theoretical and practical knowledge needed to read, translate and understand the epigraphical messages of the Roman era (known as the writing civilization), in their variety.
        At the same time another purpose of the course is to show and deepen the historical, institutional, social, economic, cultural aspects contained in every epigraphical document, contextualizing them in the bigger stage of the ancient world, especially of the Roman era.
During the course several trips will take place with practice exercises regarding the detecting and the cataloguing (hard copy and electronic) of epigraphical documentation exposed in museums and collections of Liguria and Piemonte.
At the end of the course the students should gain:
         - reading, translation, interpretation, dating some epigraphical documents;   - classification of the main categories of inscribed monuments and their writing forms; - analysis  of historical, institutional, economic, social and cultural aspects included in each document; - contextualization of the epigraphical document in the bigger stage of the ancient world, especially of the Roman era; - orientation in bibliographical research and how to supplement and support with additional sources.

 

Teaching methods

Due to the protracted COVID-19 emergency, Latin Epigraphy lessons will be held online on the Teams platform according to the weekly timetable indicated on Easy Academy; the virtual classroom code will be communicated via Aulaweb.


The course will be made by frontal classes teaching for total of 40 hours and seminary activities (as the ones that take place in the museum and archaeological sites).
During the class adeguate material will be given to the attendants useful to read, learn and translate the epigraphical text, inscribed on the monument, whose photograph will be given on hard copy and Power Point.
Students are requested to register to the related course available in the ‘Aula web’.

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

For students taking the course for 6 cfu

            . Discipline definition. 2 How an inscription was prepared. 3. Latine Epigraphy and its interdisciplinary areas. 4 The circulation and the reuse. 5. Brief history of the discipline. 6. The alphabet and the “epigraphic habit”. 7. The names of the Roman man and their evolution. 8. The senatorial, equestrian, civic careers. 9. The imperial titulature. 10. The classification of inscriptions. 11. Transcription, interpretation and edition of an inscription.12. How you do it? In the second part it will read, transcript and interpret a choice of epigraphic texts purposed on schedule. We will focus in particular on their documentary importance for the reconstruction of aspects and moments of the political, social and economic life of the Roman world.

Laboratorio viaggiante di Epigrafia Latina

     During the course several workshops and tours will take place, with practice exercitations, in the main museums and archaeological sites of Liguria.

For 2020-2021 the following trips are potentially scheduled:
- Museo Archeologico e della città di Sestri Levante 
- Civico Museo Archeologico di Pegli 
- Scavi di Libarna 

        During the academic year one / two seminars can be planned by young PhDs, epigraphic scholars and / or Professors in charge of teaching Latin Epigraphy, related to Italian or foreign universities.
         The non attending students are requested to keep in contact with the professor.

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bibliography for students taking the course for 6 cfu

For the students attending the course the notes taken during the class and during the visits in the museums and archaeological sites will be sufficient, implemented with the study of A. BUONOPANE, Manuale di epigrafia latina, Carocci, Roma 2020.

For non attending students:
1. A. BUONOPANE, Manuale di epigrafia latina, Carocci, Roma 2020; 2. G. POMA, Le istituzioni politiche del mondo romano, Il Mulino, Bologna 2002, e successive ristampe; non attending students are invited to contact the teacher to agree on the study material for the second part of the program.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Elena Cimarosti Office hours will be held either in person or via Microsoft Teams, by appointment. Please e-mail the instructor to schedule an appointment. I term:  After classes and on Thursday,  h. 8.45 -10.45 (Balbi 2, third floor). II term: After classes and on Tuesday, h. 8.45-10.45 (Balbi 2, thid floor). tel. (+39) 010 209-51458 elena.cimarosti@unige.it Erasmus students Erasmus students are requested to contact the professor.  

Exam Board

FRANCESCA GAZZANO (President)

VALTER LAPINI

VIVIANA PETTIROSSI (Substitute)

VALENTINA PESTARINO (Substitute)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Due to the protracted COVID-19 emergency, Latin Epigraphy lessons will be held online on the Teams platform according to the weekly timetable indicated on Easy Academy; the virtual classroom code will be communicated via Aulaweb.


The course will be made by frontal classes teaching for total of 40 hours and seminary activities (as the ones that take place in the museum and archaeological sites).
During the class adeguate material will be given to the attendants useful to read, learn and translate the epigraphical text, inscribed on the monument, whose photograph will be given on hard copy and Power Point.
Students are requested to register to the related course available in the ‘Aula web’.

 

LESSONS START

2021, March 2nd.

ORARI

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su EasyAcademy.

Vedi anche:

LATIN EPIGRAPHY MODULE 2

EXAMS

Exam description

Verbal exam. On line registration to the exam via the Ateneo website will be mandatory.

 

Assessment methods

The acquisition of the basic methodologies will be tested in order to achieve the objectives, as well as the knowledge of both the main characteristics of writing, and both the main categories of epigraphical documents, especially public and institutionals, and both bibliographical research instruments, with knowledge of the public and private institutions detectable in the given inscription documents.

The correct reading and interpretation of epigraphical text, object of the exam, allows to access an eventual excellence level.

 The following skills will be verified:

         - reading, translating, interpretation and dating of epigraphical texts;

         - analysis  of historical, institutional, economic, social and cultural aspects included in each document;

          - contextualization of the epigraphical document in the bigger stage of the ancient world, especially of the Roman era.

          - orientation in bibliographical research and how to supplement and support with additional sources.

 

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
11/05/2021 14:30 GENOVA Orale L'appello del 14 dicembre è SOLO per gli studenti degli anni precedenti a quello in corso (fino all'A.a. 2019-2020). A fronte del persistere dell'attuale emergenza sanitaria, il colloquio avverrà in modalità telematica. Il codice TEAMS per iscriversi è il seguente: tj588fe Si ricorda che le iscrizioni vengono chiuse cinque giorni prima della data dell'esame.
08/06/2021 14:30 GENOVA Orale
29/06/2021 14:30 GENOVA Orale
13/07/2021 14:30 GENOVA Orale
14/09/2021 14:30 GENOVA Orale