Regular MA admission.
Coptic papyri (non-literary documents) are an important source for the history of late-antique and early-Islamic Egypt. During this course, the student joins in editorial work focused on the archive of Bishop Pesynthios of Koptos (died 632), and will learn to read and study original papyri from photos. The course will include a practical introduction into the editorial procedures current in Coptic papyrology.
Acquiring a good working knowledge of non-literary Coptic; acquiring basic skills in editing Coptic papyri in accordance with the standards current in present-day Coptic papyrology; acquiring the knowledge to situate these texts within their historical and cultural context.
Please consult the timetable on the Classics and Ancient Civilizations website.
Mode of instruction
10 ECTS = 280 hours
Class attendance: 24 h
Preparation for classes: 36 h
Class paper: 88 h
Written paper: 132 h.
Class paper (40%)
Written paper (60%) on one or more Coptic papyri.
- J. van der Vliet, « Pisenthios de Coptos (569-632) : moine, évêque et saint. Autour d’une nouvelle édition de ses archives ». In Boussac, M.-F., ed. Autour de Coptos. TOPOI. Supplément 3. Lyon: TOPOI, 2002 : pp. 61-72.
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