The main objective of this Web Site is to make a didactic guide for the
Greek Epigraphy Course taught by us at La Laguna University. According
to our objective, in the teaching section for this course we indicated
the following parts: Objectives, Description, Work Plan, Evaluation, Programme,
Basic Bibliography, and detailed Summary of the units of the programme.
Likewise, the teaching section shows programmes for the other courses
taught by the same professor.
should be pointed out that some of the resources that have been included
on the Web Site could be of interest to specialists and for the general
public that could be interested in this discipline. These include a wide
range of links for Greek Epigraphy and for Classic Studies, as well as
a large general bibliography of Greek Epigraphy.
The epigraphic materials offered on this Web Site come from the Island
of Crete, except for the corpus of inscriptions from the town of Ainos
(Thrace/Turkey) and some other inscriptions offered in this Presentation
section. There are inscriptions collected from the towns of Polyrhenia
and Aptera (Crete), and some Cretan epigrams from the Hellenistic period.
Due to the specialisation of this Web Site in the Cretan epigraphy, we
find it appropriate to include as support material the following documentation,
illustrations and resources: a) a map of Crete in the Hellenistic period
and other up-to-date maps of the different prefectures of the island (Chania,
Rethymnon, Iraklion, Lasithi), b) a cronology of Crete, c) a photo album
of the main old and new towns and villages in Crete, and d) different
links about Crete in general, its old towns, and arqueological sites on
the island. Likewise, in the Ainos (Thrace) section we include a map of
Thrace and some useful links about the town of Ainos.
We have called this Web Site Kydonia, which is the name of the old town
which was placed where Chania is situated nowadays. As a tribute to Chania,
we collect a poem dedicated to this town by Kostas Chiotakis born in Chania.
It reads as follows: