Assyriology (i) (2009/2010)

Course code
4S02129
Name of lecturers
Simonetta Ponchia, Nicoletta Bellotto
Coordinator
Simonetta Ponchia
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-OR/03 - ASSYRIOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
I semestre dal Sep 28, 2009 al Jan 16, 2010.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

basic knowledge of the Assyro-Babylonian grammar, basic linguistic competence for reading and interpreting simple documents; introduction to the study of the epigraphic heritage of the Near East and related problems.

Syllabus

Prerequisites: general historical and linguistic competence

Course content: a) the Assyro-Babylonian language: elements of phonetics, morphology and syntax; b) archives, libraries, scribal culture in the ancient Near East; features and function of administrative and epistolary texts.


Teaching methods: lectures, guided analysis of documents in Assyro-babylonian language.
Attendance is strongly recommended and students unable to attend are invited to consult the teacher for defining the program.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral interview