Ancient Greek Epigraphy

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EIS701 Ancient Greek Epigraphy

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The course offers an introduction on ancient Greek epigraphy, which is considered to be part of Historical studies. Lectures give a variety of aspects of the material, i,e. early Greek alphabet, dialects, categories of inscriptions etc.

After the completion of the course students will be able to read, date and categorize inscriptions, put them in an historical and social context, and learn how to use all kind of publications about them.

  • The study of stones. Approaching methods of inscriptions
  • Publications, bibliography and digital media
  • Dating criteria
  • Archaic alphabets
  • Public decrees, honorary inscriptions
  • The memory of the deceased
  • Catalogues and names
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