At the end of the class, students should be able to:
1. Know and understand the contribution of Greek epigraphy and its research methodology to historical reconstruction; know the fundamental lines of development of alphabetic writing from the archaic age to the Hellenistic age and the main categories of epigraphic sources; understand the basic notions of interpretation, classification, dating, edition, and commentary of inscriptions and the use of the most important databases and research tools for the study of Greek epigraphy, both traditional and digital; know the main institutions of the Greek world and understand how they worked (knowledge and understanding).
2. Apply the knowledge of information and the use of tools acquired in class to the reading, interpretation, classification, dating, and commentary of Greek epigraphic documents, both in the original language or in translation (applying knowledge and understanding).
3. Know how to analyze and critically assess – with full autonomy – data obtained from epigraphic sources and secondary literature in view of historical reconstruction, in particular as far as the working of Greek institutions is concerned (making judgments).
4. Know how to communicate and present with clarity, making use of the appropriate technical vocabulary, the content and characteristics of epigraphic documents and the conclusions one may draw from them for historical reconstruction (communication skills).
5. Develop the learning skills necessary for pursuing the study of ancient history and preparatory to the drafting of a degree thesis (learning skills).