Assyriology (i) (2010/2011)

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Name of lecturers
Simonetta Ponchia, Nicoletta Bellotto
Simonetta Ponchia
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Language of instruction
Secondo semestre dal Feb 28, 2011 al Jun 4, 2011.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

Educational goals: 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.


Prerequisistes: general historical and linguistic competence

Content of course: a) the Assyro-Babylonian language: elements of phonetics, morphology and syntax; b) the international correspondence in Assyro-babylonian language in the Late Bronze age, particularly from the el-Amarna archive, and the international treaties of the same period and in the Near Eastern tradition.

Teaching methods: Lectures, guided analysis of documents in original language. Attendance is strongly recommended and students unable to attend are invited to consult the teacher for defining the programme.

Assessment methods and criteria

oral exam