HITTITE STUDIES

Academic year
2016/2017 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
ITTITOLOGIA SP.
Course code
FM0103 (AF:228731 AR:124784)
Modality
On campus classes
ECTS credits
6
Degree level
Master's Degree Programme (DM270)
Educational sector code
L-OR/04
Period
2nd Term
Course objectives
This course aims at the expansion and consolidation of reading and translation skills in Akkadian, leading students to acquire competence in the reading of intermediate to advanced-level cuneiform texts. At the end of the course, the student should have gained the ability to read, translate and interpretate cuneiform texts in the genres studied; should have gained appropriate knowledge of the philological and methodological issues and on-line resources, available for the study of cuneiform texts.
Pre-requirements
The course is suited to students already having a basic knowledge of Akkadian: Assyriology I is therefore compulsory. While not compulsory, Assyriology II is recommended, as long as two modules of History of the Ancient Near East.
Contents
Title: The Epic of Gilgamesh. Reading from the original.
Referral texts
Required readings:
S. Parpola, The Standard Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh, Helsinki 1997

A.R. George, The Babylonian Gilgamesh Epic: Introduction, Critical Edition and Cuneiform Texts, Oxford 2003.

Materials from classes.

Students not attending classes:
are kindly requested to contact the teacher to discuss an individual program.
Type of exam
oral
Teaching methods
Preparation for classes will include the study of passages from the set texts for reading in class.
One written essay (topic to be assigned by the instructor).
Teaching language
Italian
Sustainability
  • Lecture notes, material for reference or for self-assessment available online or as e-book