Manuscript Tradition and Taxtual Critism

Course Information
TitleΘέματα Χειρόγραφης Παράδοσης και Κριτικής Κειμένου (II) / Manuscript Tradition and Taxtual Critism
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorChristos Arampatzis
Course ID600015590

Programme of Study: Theology and Culture

Registered students: 6
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course2110
CΗristianikī Grammateía kai IstoríaYE-EMVATHYNSĪS2110
Systīmatikī THeología, Koinōniología kai Spoudī tīs THrīskeíasEE-EMVATHYNSĪS2110
Praktikī THeología kai PaidagōgikīEE-EMVATHYNSĪS2110

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
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 an interdisciplinary team
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
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
  • Video lectures
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Projection of digitized manuscripts
Course Organization
Reading Assigment40
Written assigments
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.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative)
Additional bibliography for study
Ed. Mioni Ed., 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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