Greek Paleography and textual criticism

Course Information
TitleΠαλαιογραφία και κριτική κειμένων / Greek Paleography and textual criticism
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorAnna Koltsiou-Nikita
Course ID60000840

Programme of Study: Anamorfōméno PPS Tmīmatos THeologías (2020)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter-3

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
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, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge of the history of the manuscript tradition of texts. Understanding of the reasons that explain the text differences. Knowledge of the methodology and mechanisms of a critical edition/publication. Knowledge of the history and evolution of Greek writing. Exercise in the reading of manuscripts
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
Course Content (Syllabus)
The first section studies the ways of the manuscript tradition of the texts of national and Christian literature until the invention of printing: writing materials, history and evolution of Greek writing, book forms, means of dating (chronology) of manuscripts, autographs, palimpsests manuscripts, copying workshops, scribe errors, catalogs of manuscripts, digitization. The second section consists of an exercise on the reading of manuscripts with representative writing samples (abbreviations, notes, etc). In the third section the methodology and the basic principles of a critical edition/publication are presented.
Paleography, manuscript tradition, textual critic, critical edition/publication, evolution of writing, reading of manuscripts.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Projection of digitized manuscripts.
Course Organization
Written assigments100.4
Student Assessment
Assigned essays requiring reading of a text from manuscripts and comparing the resulting text to the respective text in an existing critical edition/publication. Oral presentation of the assigned work in the duration of the course. Students who do not wish to take on any essays take written exams in study material set by the relevant textbooks.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Ed. Mioni, Εισαγωγή στην Ελληνική Παλαιογραφία (μετάφρ. Ν.Μ. Παναγιωτάκη), εκδόσεις M.I.E.T., Αθήνα 1977. Κέμενο 1. L. D.Reynolds L.D. - Wilson L.D., Αντιγραφείς και φιλόλογοι. Το ιστορικό της παράδοσης των κλασικών κειμένων (μετάφρ. Ν. Μ. Παναγιωτάκη), εκδόσεις M.I.E.T., Αθήνα 1981
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