Ancient epigraphy (2019/2020)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Alfredo Buonopane
Alfredo Buonopane
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
I semestre Ferrara dal Sep 23, 2019 al Dec 20, 2019.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Saper inquadrare archeologicamente e storicamente un monumento iscritto e affrontare lo studio di un'iscrizione antica come monumento e come documento; saper leggere e commentare iscrizioni greche e romane, utilizzando il lessico specifico della disciplina; acquisire le nozioni fondamentali riguardanti l'impiego delle iscrizioni come fonti per lo studio della storia greca e romana; saper usare i principali strumenti informatici per lo studio delle iscrizioni; saper condurre ricerche utilizzando gli strumenti informatici disponibili.


- Ancient epigraphy: definition, topics, limits.
- History of ancient epigraphy
- Work tools.
- The Inscription as a monument.
- The iscription as a document.
- Relief, filing, editing of the inscriptions.
- The taxonomy of the inscriptions.
- The instrumentum inscriptum.

Didactic methods
For attending students, teaching methods consist of lectures dedicated to the transmission of
Basic notions and basic tools of work. Added to this are the practical exercises in the classroom and museum. Attending students will receive at the first lesson the complete calendar of didactic activities with the dates and topics covered in the lessons provided by the time, the classroom and the indication of possible suspension for academic reasons.
Throughout the academic year, there is also available the individual reception service handled by the teacher at the timetable indicated on the teacher's web pages.
With regard to non-attending students, teaching methods consist of a support teacher for personal study of the manual during the talks, also attached to the outside the scheduled time and providing, on request, additional teaching materials.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
De Frenza Mareva Le pietre parlano Cierre Verona 2018
A. Buonopane Manuale di epigrafia latina Carocci, Roma 2009

Assessment methods and criteria

Verification of learning outcomes for both attending and non-attending students is an oral interview.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and in accordance with the University of Verona guidelines, during ​the 2020 summer session the assessment modality will be modified as follows: [online oral exam

Objectives of the verification test
- Verify the amplitude and depth of the acquired knowledges.
- Check the analytical and argumentative capabilities
- Check the skills acquired reading and commenting a simple epigraphic text.

The interview will cover al the program and will be in Italian, also for ERASMUS students. The vote will be expressed in 30/30.

Erasmus students should contact in advance the teacher.