This course aims at introducing the participants to the study of Greek inscriptions from the Archaic period to the Roman era with an emphasis on the inscriptions of the Aegean islands. Students will have the opportunity to become familiar with the nature of epigraphic documents, will be introduced to the expertise required in the field of Greek epigraphy and will understand how inscriptions are invaluable documents for the knowledge of ancient history. The course will have a strong on-site element as students will be asked to study and copy the stones that record ancient Greek inscriptions. Prior knowledge of ancient Greek is strongly recommended.
The program will start with a 2-day stay in Athens where the students will pay a visit with expert guidance to the Epigraphical Museum of Athens, which houses the largest collection of ancient Greek inscriptions worldwide. The program will continue on the island of Paros to which we shall all travel as a group by ferry boat. On the island classes will take place both at the archaeological museum of Paros, on site outdoors and in the classroom. During the weekend a visit will be scheduled to the island of Naxos where the archaeological museum houses a very interesting collection of ancient Greek inscriptions. Throughout the program, students will have the opportunity to swim in the blue waters of the Aegean sea and engage in constructive recreation.
Head Instructor: Dr. Angelos P. Matthaiou (Greek Epigraphic Society)
Faculty: Prof. Nicholas Papazarkadas (UC Berkeley), Dr. Georgia Malouchou (Athens Archaeological Society), Dr. Andronike Makres (HERC).
Dates: June 20th -July 5th
Period(s) of Occupation: Archaic to Roman
Notes: Epigraphy, Greek inscriptions, Aegean Islands, Archaic to Roman
Project Size: 1-24 participants
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: Full length of program
Minimum Age: 18
Experience Required: Preference will be given to students who have knowledge of ancient Greek
Room and Board Arrangements: Students will share furnished apartments or hotel rooms on the island of Paros. The program fee also includes snacks that will be taken on site (museum or outdoors) for the break that will take place ca. 11am.
Recommended credit: 3 credits offered by The applicant’s home institution. Tuition is €1,950.
Dr. Andronike Makres
17 Agias Filotheis Street