Greek Paleography and editing of patristic texts

Course Information
TitleΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΠΑΛΑΙΟΓΡΑΦΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΤΕΧΝΙΚΗ ΕΚΔΟΣΕΩΣ ΠΑΤΕΡΙΚΩΝ ΚΕΙΜΕΝΩΝ. / Greek Paleography and editing of patristic texts
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorSymeon Paschalidis
Course ID60005038

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction)
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
Course Content (Syllabus)
1. Introduction to paleography and its sub-branches. Archaic writing systems and the Greek alphabet 2. Provisory and permanent material and tools of writing. Manuscript types 3. Epigraphic writing, majuscule writings (2nd-6th c.): general features, Bacchylidian and Roman majuscule, biblical majuscule 4. Majuscule writing after the 6th c.: Alexandrian or copic majuscule, normal or italics, liturgical rounded writing 5. Italics and the beginnings of the minuscule writing (9th - mid. 10th c.) 6. Types of minuscule writing 7. Copyists and writins in late Byzantine and post-Byzantine period 8. Copying issues: copyist, copying procedures, dating-notes 9. Reading a manuscript: punctuation, accents, numbers, cyptography 10. Reading a manuscript: abbreviations, complexes, signs and symbols 11. Paleographic examination and description of a manuscript 12. Text criticism - stemma of the codices 13. Text criticism apparatus and techiques
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Course Organization
Reading Assigment
Written assigments
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
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