- Faculty of Arts and Humanities
- Teaching department
- Greek and Latin
- Credit value
Alternative credit options
This module is offered in several versions which have different credit weightings (e.g. either 15 or 30 credits). Please see the links below for the alternative versions. To choose the right one for your programme of study, check your programme handbook or with your department.
Content: Each class will focus on a small number of texts, one or two of which will be studied in detail on a photograph. The texts are chosen to illustrate the development of Greek cursive scripts and bookhands; to examine formal aspects of the transmission of Greek literature on papyrus; and to give an idea of the range of documentary types available as sources for the history of Egypt from the age of the Ptolemies to late antiquity.
Skills: This module aims to introduce participants to the study of Greek papyri, documentary as well as literary, and to offer training in editing them.
Texts: E. G. Turner, Greek Papyri. An Introduction (Oxford 1980); R. S. Bagnall (ed.), Oxford Handbook of Papyrology (New York/Oxford 2009).
Module deliveries for 2020/21 academic year
Intended teaching term: Term 2 Postgraduate (FHEQ Level 7)
Teaching and assessment
- Mode of study
- Methods of assessment
- 60% An Edition of a Papyrus or an Essay
40% Take Home Exercise
- Mark scheme
- Numeric Marks
- Expected class size
- Number of students on module in previous year
- Module leader
- Professor Nikolaos Gonis
- Who to contact for more information