Topic ID #32215 - posted 4/10/2014 1:57 AM

How to read and understand the GREEK and ROMAN INSCRIPTIONS


The course intends to make the students familiar with the basic topics and activities in the field of the Latin and Greek epigraphy. The epigraphical heritage of present-day Bulgaria gives us a striking example for the multicultural character of the Roman provinces and therefore presents "one of a kind" opportunity for studying the roman inscriptions and working with them in their archaeological context. The schedule seeks to enhance the field competence of the archaeology students by teaching them the main techniques for recognizing, reading, dating, preserving and interpreting the epigraphical monuments.

After completing successfully this course:

-  The Students will gain considerable knowledge about the Roman Society, the history and archaelology of the Roman provinces. They will be able to trace the main reasons and mechanisms for the Roman and Late Roman provincial historical development.

-  The students will be able to incorporate the Latin and Greek inscriptions as a research tool in their future projects or to conduct epigraphical research by themselves. They will gain abilities to publish and interpret historically ancient roman Latin and Greek inscriptions.

The program is based in modern town of Burgas located at the western coast of the Black sea. In different stages of the course the neighboring resorts will be visited - Architectural-Historical Reserves Nesebar and Sozopol, Pomorye etc. All these cities in Antiquity were part of the ancient culture of the Pontus Euxinus - the modern Black sea.


Affiliation: RSF Archaeological Trust

Director of the excavations: Assist. Prof. Dr. Kalin Stoev - Institute for Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology in Sofia


Session dates:

Session 1: August 9 - August 23, 2014

Session 2: August 23 - September 6, 2014

Application Deadline: July 15, 2014

Minimum age: 18;

Minimum length of stay: One session - 15 days;

Number of places available: 8;

Language: English;

Experience required: None;

Admission fee: Full session 15 days - 1369 EUR (1896 USD).

For this project is available RSFAT financial aid which covers a portion of tuition. For more information please refer to:

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