Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID280000585

Programme of Study: UPS School of Philology 2015

Registered students: 133
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Klasikīs FilologíasMandatory Elective CoursesWinter/Spring-6
Glōssologías Elective Courses from other Schools of the Faculty of PhilosophyWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Instructors from Other Categories
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
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
(a) To acquaint students with the great value of epigraphy for the investigation of ancient Greek civilization. (b) To familiarize students with all stages in the development of ancient Greek language and the various local alphabets throughout the Greek-speaking world. (c) To help students understand the interrelation of epigraphy with other scholarly branches. (d) To enable students to read and understand the various types of inscriptions as well as to date and edit inscriptions.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This class is designed exclusively for classics majors. It offers a thorough introduction to epigraphy, bringing to the fore the wealth of information about antiquity preserved by Greek inscriptions. The introduction involves a survey of the development of the ancient Greek language and of local alphabets. Throughout the course there is a close investigation of the thematic of several inscriptions and of their relation to all aspects of the public and private sphere of life in antiquity within a wide geographical domain. The class also shows the interrelation between epigraphy and other scholarly branches, including archaeology, numismatics and the history of religions. The students are trained in understanding the language and content, as well as in dating and editing ancient Greek inscriptions.
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
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
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