- Module code: CX900
- Module name: Classical Epigraphy
- Department: Classics and Ancient History
- Credit: 30
Module content and teaching
Epigraphy is a discipline encompassing both visual and material elements, within a historical textual framework. The module studies inscriptions within their monumental contexts, exploring the contribution made by their visual appearance to their meanings as texts. This involves an appreciation of particular methodological problems presented by what is often fragmentary evidence, and encourages close attention to detailed examination of specific inscribed monuments. It also considers the wider issue of the nature of ancient epigraphic cultures.
Principal learning outcomes
The module is designed to develop students' skills and methodological awareness in incorporating inscriptions into their research. Students will become aware of the different components of epigraphic culture in the ancient world, and will develop an awareness of methdological approaches to different types of inscriptions. Students will be introduced to the main printed and e-resources in the subdiscipline.
Timetabled teaching activities
Student-led seminars, with group discussion led by module tutor.
|Assessment group||Assessment name||Percentage|
|30 CATS (Module code: CX900-30)|
|A (Assessed work only)||5000-word essay||100%|
|VA (Visiting students only)||100% assessed (visiting/exchange students)||100%|
This module is available on the following courses:
- MA in Ancient Visual and Material Culture (V301) - Year 1
- MA in Ancient Visual and Material Culture (V301) - Year 2
- MA in Visual and Material Culture of Ancient Rome (V302) - Year 1
- MA in Visual and Material Culture of Ancient Greece (V303) - Year 1