Department of Greek & Latin


CLAS0149 Greek Papyrology

Key information

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.

  1. Greek Papyrology (CLAS0076)


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

Other information

Expected class size
Number of students on module in previous year
Module leader
Professor Nikolaos Gonis
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