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Ancient Near Eastern Studies


Hittite Texts 1

Course identification: 04-AO-HETL1
Class hours per week: 2
ECTS points: 5
Duration: 1 semester
Course offering: winter semester
Level: BA, third year

Seminar: Hittite Texts 1

The module offers an introduction to more difficult Hittite texts of various epochs of the development of the Hittite language and improves knowledge of Hittite grammar. The text readings emphasize the history, society and legal system of the Hittites with the helpf of selected historiographical texts, treaties, letters and archival documents. During the course of the text readings, knowledge of Hittite history will also be conveyed. 

Learning objectives:
The student will possess deepened knowledge of Hittite grammar and vocabulary in various historical stages of the language. He/she will be able to transliterate, translate and comment upon the content and form of the Hittite texts read or assigned in class. The student will be able to transliterate, translate and classify the content of simple Hittite texts beyond the class curriculum with the help of dictionaries and sign lists. He/she will possess basic knowledge of Hittite history and society.  

Research paper (3000-3500 words).