Resources for teaching and inscriptions.

Inscriptions are an important tool in teaching students about the history, languages, and cultures of ancient peoples. The Krateros Project is devoted not only to the teaching of epigraphy, but to supporting the inclusion of inscriptions in instruction more broadly. Here you will find materials aligned with that part of our mission.

As an initial resource, Project staff have created a curriculum and lesson plans on the model of the NEH’s That curriculum of 3 lesson plans can be viewed here. If you have any questions at all, please send an email to If you use the module, we would love to hear from you about how it went, and, if you are willing, include your lesson plans or notes on our website to help others with their own implementation.

The Krateros Project has an ongoing collaboration with the nearby Lawrenceville School. In Spring 2019 an Ancient Greek class from The Lawrenceville School visited the IAS to learn about the squeeze collection and the Krateros Project, and to begin an effort to include epigraphic material in Ancient Greek instruction. Project Manager Aaron Hershkowitz and the Latin Master at The Lawrenceville School, Scott Barnard, presented on this first joint project at the 2019 meeting of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States. The handout for that presentation is available here. For the 2020-2021 academic year, despite the COVID19 pandemic, Doctors Hershkowitz and Barnard expanded the epigraphy module in Ancient Greek instruction.

The Krateros Project would love to expand into further collaborations with schools near and far. If you have ideas for a project that would bring your class to the Institute or the Krateros Project to your class, please reach out to