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How to read and understand the GREEK and ROMAN INSCRIPTIONS. Part I “Pontus Euxinus” (Black sea, Bulgaria)

Location: Burgas, Bulgaria

August 9, 2014 to September 6, 2014

Session dates: 
Session 1: August 9 – 23; Session 2: August 2 - September 6, 2014

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, August 10, 2014

Deadline Type: 
Exact date

Flyer: epigraphy_flyer.pdf

Program Type

Field school



RSF Archaeological Trust

Project Director:

Assist. Prof. Dr. Kalin Stoev - Institute for Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology in Sofia

Project Description

The course intends to make the students familiar with the basic topics and activities in the field of the Latin and Greek epigraphy. The epigraphical heritage of present-day Bulgaria gives us a striking example for the multicultural character of the Roman provinces and therefore presents "one of a kind" opportunity for studying the roman inscriptions and working with them in their archaeological context. The schedule seeks to enhance the field competence of the archaeology students by teaching them the main techniques for recognizing, reading, dating, preserving and interpreting the epigraphical monuments.

After completing successfully this course the students will:

  • The Students will gain considerable knowledge about the Roman Society, the history and archaelology of the Roman provinces. They will be able to trace the main reasons and mechanisms for the Roman and Late Roman provincial historical development.
  • The students will be able to incorporate the Latin and Greek inscriptions as a research tool in their future projects or to conduct epigraphical research by themselves. They will gain abilities to publish and interpret historically ancient roman Latin and Greek inscriptions.

The program is based in modern town of Burgas located at the western coast of the Black sea. In different stages of the course the neighbouring resorts will be visited - Architectural-Historical Reserves Nesebar and Sozopol, Pomorye etc. All these cities in Antiquity were part of the ancient culture of the Pontus Euxinus - the modern Black sea.

Period(s) of Occupation: Greek and Roman Archaeology 4th c. BC - 3rd c. AD

Practical course in Latin and Greek epigraphy

Project size: 
1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: One session, 15 days

Minimum age: 

Experience required: 

Room and Board Arrangements

The cost of the field school covers room and board. Accommodation is in hotel in Burgas. The hotel offers shared double-rooms with bathrooms, hot and cold running water, television, WiFi and restaurant.

1369 EUR (1863 USD). For this project is available RSFAT financial aid which covers a portion of tuition. For more information please refer to:

Academic Credit

Name of institution offering credit: 
Plovdiv University
Number of credits offered 6
200 EUR


Contact Information
Prof. Dr. Hab. Rumen Ivanov
13 Moskovska Str.