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  1. Epigraphy Optional Course MA/MPhil Ancient History Leiden University 2013-2014 2nd semester Instructor: Dr F.G. Naerebout f.g.naerebout@hum.leidenuniv.nl

  2. 1 ScheduleFebruary 3 – May 12, Mondays 9:00-11:00, Room: Huizinga 007please note: no classes on March 24, April 21 and May 5 2 Assessment by way of individual assignments – which include the writing of weekly reports (50%) and a short essay on some epigraphic issue (50%) 3 Website A dedicated web address: www.epigraphy.eu (or www.ancient-history-online.info / www.oudegeschiedenis.info and choose ‘Syllabi’ from menu) 4 Literature Recommended: François Bérard et al., Guide de l’épigraphiste. Bibliographiechoisie des épigraphies antiques et médiévales, Paris 2010 Editions Rue d’Ulm [4th ed] ISBN 978-2-7288-0443-6

  3. 1. Summary Issues for the epigraphist: specialist knowledge in order topublishpreviouslyunpublishedtexts (and republishtexts). Issues for the user of epigraphic sources: find (bibliography, geography, typology), understand (ability to ‘read’ an epigraphic edition), put to use. Two basic heuristic procedures: trace a text departing from a reference; establish the presence (or lack) of epigraphic evidence departing from a particular question

  4. 2. Typology • Contents • Context • Form • Corpora have chosen to use context  provenance / dating • But texts are also grouped on the basis of their contents, and even form

  5. traditionally: • Res publicae • Res sacrae • Vita privata

  6. Guarducci, Epigrafia greca • Epigrafi di carattere publico • Epigrafi di carattere privato • Epigrafi sacre pagane • Leggi sacre, cippi terminali, oracoli, inni sacri, sanationes, listi di sacerdoti etc, dediche, arai, defixiones, laminette, amuletti, varia • Epigrafi cristiane

  7. Ghinatti, Profilo di epigrafia greca • Decreti • Lettere • Rendiconti • Inventari • Dediche, iscrizioni sacre • Tabelle di defissione • Responsi oracolari, laminette orfiche • “Gli altri tipi”

  8. Larfeld, Griechische Epigraphik • Staatsvertraege, Gesetze, Dekrete, Edikte, Briefe • Ehren-, Weih- und Grabinschriften • Besitz-, Bau- und Kuenstlerinschriften • Beambtenurkunden • Kataloge • Privatrechtliche Inschriften • Inschriften literarischen Charakters

  9. McLean, An introduction to Greek epigraphy • Decrees, laws, treaties, official letters • Honorific decrees, honorific inscriptions, proxeny decrees • Dedications, ex-votos • Funerary inscriptions • Manumission inscriptions • Other legal instruments • Boundary stones, milestones, herms • Sacred laws and other sacred inscriptions • Inscriptions on buildings • Inscriptions on portable objects • Accounts and catalogues • Quarry and masons’ marks • Inscriptions in metal • Graffiti • Artists’ signatures

  10. Meyer, Einfuehrung in die lateinische Epigraphik • Staatsurkunden • Kalender, Liste, Fasti, Sonstiges • Private Urkunden • Bauinschriften • Meilensteine • Weihinschriften • Ehreninschriften • Grabinschriften • Verschiedenes • Kleininschriften

  11. Lassère, Manuel d’épigraphie romaine • Inscriptions privées • Biographie, la vie privée, épitaphes, magie • Les institutions des cités • La vie matérielle des cités • Constructions, métiers, productions, actes privés • La vie sociale • Collèges, spectacles, jeux, évergétisme, la vie religieuse • L’État • Magistratures, empereur, légions et corps auxiliaires

  12. Bérard et al., Guide de l’épigraphiste • Histoire • Fastes et calendriers • Économie et société • Guerre et armée • Droit • Architecture et sculpture • Concours et spectacles • Religion • Elogia • Inscriptions funéraires • Épigrammes • Tablettes, ostraca, graffites • Instrumentum domesticum

  13. 3. Finding a text from a reference • Abbreviations • From corpora to journals • Tracing the text through different editions etc • Concordances • BE, SEG, EBGR, AE

  14. BE • contained in REG • Editors: 1888-1890 B. Hausollier; 1891-1906 Th. Reinach; 1907-1912 A.-J. Reinach; 1913-1936 P. Roussel et al.; 1938-1984 (except for 1957/1975) J. & L. Robert; 1987-2005 Ph. Gauthier et al.; 2006- L. Dubois • Re-publications: the Robert years, 1938-1984, have been published separately in 10 vols. Paris 1972-1987; the years1987-2001, in 4 vols. Paris 2007 • Indices: for the years 1888-1936 there is no index, for 1938-1965 an index in 3 vols., for 1966-1973 an index in 1 vol., for 1974-1977 an index in 1 vol., for 1978-1984 an index has been published in 2009, for 1987-2001 an index in 3 vols has been published in 2005-2006. For 2002- there is no index.

  15. SEG • Editors: vols. 1-1: Hondius, 12-25: Woodheadet al.; 26-53: Pleketet al.; 50- Chaniotis et al. • Indices: vols. 1-10 have indices in every issue, most of names only. For vols. 11-20 (1950-1964) consolidated indices were produced by G. Pfohl, 1970, again names only; for vols. 26-35 (1976-1985) and vols. 36-45 (1986-1995) consolidated indices by Roozenbeek, Strubbe et al., 1990 & 1999, provide full indexing. There are no proper indices for vols. 1-25, and for vols. 46-53 one has to rely on the indices in the individual volumes. • All volumes are available online (UB)

  16. EBGR • contained in Kernos (Chaniotisc.s.). With a subject index in every issue. • There also are concise indices online at http://www.kernos.ulg.ac.be/ebci.html • Issues 1-24 of Kernos are available online: http://kernos.revues.org/

  17. AE, AnnEpigr • Revue des publications épigraphiques relatives à l’Antiquité romaine: part of the Revue archéologiqueuntil the issue dated 1964, then became an autonomous publication • Editors:

  18. NEXT: • How to find as yet unknown epigraphic material • by provenance • by date • by subject [typology may help] • Collections arranged according to subject • Subject indices in any epigraphic collection • Any publication (incl websites) on a subject making use of epigraphic sources • Greek or Latin vocabulary • by some specific characteristic