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Speaking Stones
Aim of this programme is to present the genesis, formation, development and use of ancient Greek alphabet through inscriptions. More specifically, aims of the programme are:
-To present the endurance of Greek alphabet, in connection with the historical and social frame within it was created and developed.
-To encourage participating students to observe and learn about the development of Attic alphabet and the way of writing via the study of ancient inscriptions.
-To make clear the importance of inscriptions as original and authentic sources of history and as evidence of the historical, political and religious conditions in which they were created as well as to show the artistic and aesthetic value of the inscribed monuments.
The ulterior target of the programme is the creation of a positive public attitude towards museums and archaeological sites and make clear that the material remains of the past are not inanimate objects accessible only to the experts, but objects that were created by ordinary people and are not only sources of knowledge, but also sources of pleasure and aesthetic enjoyment.

The educational programme «Speaking Stones» uses original archaeological objects exhibited in the Museum, informative educational material, especially designed for this purpose (informative banners), copies of ancient Greek inscriptions and samples of writing materials.
It is structured in three units:

A. Presentation of the subject with the support of supervisory material showing:
- An introduction to the significance and object of Epigraphy which includes topics such as:
- The origins of the Greek alphabet.
- The epichotic alphabets with an emphasis on the form and development of the Attic one.
- The adoption of the Ionic alphabet.
- The formation of the Latin alphabet.
- The dissemination of the Greek alphabet during Hellenistic and Roman times.
- The uses of Greek alphabet, the ways of writing and arranging texts, the writing materials, the writing methods and tools.
- The type and the content of the texts.
- The Greek numerical systems, both the alphabetic and the acrophonic

B. A short tour in the exhibition of the Epigraphic Museum and presentation of selected inscriptions corresponding to the subjects set out in the first unit and representative of various kinds of inscriptions that help the students to understand the previous topics and their power of observation.

C. Workshop activities
A number of different activities have been planned for pupils and students (of primary and secondary education). The degree of difficulty in the activities changes according to the class and the cognitive level of the students. The aim of the activities is to urge students to come in contact with the inscribed monuments and know the way epigraphists work, how they read and copy an inscription, recognize different fragments that belong with and restore the texts.

Year:

01/10/2000 - 31/05/2001

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Bibliography:

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  • , Η Ελληνική Γραφή, τρίγλωσσο CD-ROM, Athens, 2002
  • Hooker J.T, Reading the Past. Ancient Writing from Cuneiform to the Alphabet, London, 1993
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  • Jeffery L.H, The Local Scripts of Archaic Greece, 1990
  • Kirchhoff A., Studien zur Geschichte des griechischen Alphabets, , x.x
  • Woodhead A.G, The Study of Greek Inscriptions, Cambridge, 1967
  • , Η Γέννηση της Γραφής, Κατάλογος Έκθεσης, Athens, 1990
  • , Στα Ίχνη της Γραφής, Εκπαιδευτικός φάκελος, Athens, 1997

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