CLLB553 Анатолийска епиграфика (Anatolian Epigraphy)


• In this course, students will be offered the essentials of epigraphy as per inscription found in Ancient Anatolia and on Thracian land. Different types of epigraphical evidence will be adduced in order to get to the core of what is preserved in the inscriptions. Two fundamental questions are to be discussed: (1) Are data from literary sources reliable as to the analysis of the Thracians, and (2) Whether the latter are to be utilized along with epigrphy data.

• Furthering on the discussion on evidence and data, students will be focused on learning and analyzing the latter.

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Класически езици, антична култура и литература


проф. Петър Димитров  д.н.

Описание на курса:



Students that have passed the course:

1) will know:

• What are the basic characteristics of Anatolian Epigraphy.

2 could :

• Read an inscription and try to comment on it.

Предварителни изисквания:
• Basics of Greek and Latin alphabet and some skills, e.g., to read.

Форми на провеждане:

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Език, на който се води курса:

Теми, които се разглеждат в курса:

Course Syllabus (Тематичен план на курса и препоръчителна литература):

1. Introduction: on writing and systems.

2. Intro to Indo-European Culture and to the historical perspectives of study in Anatolia.

3. The oldest written monuments in Anatolia. Phrygian and Greek and Latin inscriptions.

4. Epigraphical texts and their origin and content.

5. On the Hellenes and their influence in Anatolia. How to read the past.

6. Classification of inscriptions.

7. The Anatolian Culture from south to north as found in inscriptions.

8. The prominent centers of the ancient inhabitants of Anatolia and examples from inscriptions.

9. Basic inscriptions yet fundamental.

10. Seminars.

11. Stelae, fibulae, seals, signet rings, and votives.

Литература по темите:

Suggested Reading (Списък на препоръчителната литература):

1. G. Mihailov. Inscriptiones graecae in Bulgaria repertae. Sofia.

2. Г. Михаилов. Класическа епиграфика. София: НБУ, 2012.

3. P. Dimitrov. Thracian Language and Greek and Thracian Epigraphy. Cambridge, 2009.

4. C. Brixhe. Les inscriptions phrygiennes. Paris, 1987.

Средства за оценяване:

Tests; presentations; participation in seminars