GREEK 637 - Introduction to the Language and Interpretation of Papyri
Fall 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Greek (GREEK)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course introduces students to the discipline of Greek papyrology. Topics covered include the history of the discipline, how to edit a papyrus, physical and digital resources, writing history from papyri, disciplinary ethics, and the language of the papyri. Students will also be paired with a partner and will together study and transcribe an unpublished papyrus from the Michigan Collection.

Course Requirements:

Students are required to be present and prepared to discuss the day's reading. Student pairs will also present twice during the semester on their unpublished papyrus fragment (once informally, once formally) and will prepare a mock edition of the text as their final project.

Intended Audience:

The course is open to graduate students in Classical Studies or related disciplines, who have a good knowledge of Ancient Greek. Undergraduates currently enrolled in Greek at the 400-level or higher are also welcome.

Class Format:

Two meetings per week, seminar/discussion format.


GREEK 637 - Introduction to the Language and Interpretation of Papyri
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001 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM

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