The Epigraphy of the Aegean Islands:
Studying Greek Inscriptions on Paros
SUMMER 2020: July 25 – August 9
This course aims at introducing the participants to the study of Greek inscriptions from the Archaic Period to the Roman times with an emphasis on the inscriptions of the Aegean Islands.
Students will have the opportunity to become familiar with the nature of epigraphic documents, will be introduced to the expertise required in the field of Greek epigraphy and will understand how inscriptions are invaluable documents for the knowledge of Ancient History. The course will have a strong on site element as the students will be asked to study and copy the stones that record ancient Greek inscriptions. A prior knowledge of Ancient Greek is strongly recommended.
The program will start with a two day stay in Athens where the students will pay a visit with expert guidance to the Epigraphical Museum of Athens which houses the largest collection of Ancient Greek Inscriptions worldwide. The program will continue on the island of Paros to which we shall all travel as a group by ferry boat. On the island classes will take place both at the archaeological museum of Paros, on site outdoors and in the classroom.
During the weekend, a visit will be scheduled to the island of Naxos where the archaeological museum houses a very interesting collection of Ancient Greek Inscriptions. Throughout the program, students will have the opportunity to swim in the blue waters of the Aegean Sea and engage in constructive recreation.