Assyriology (i) (2011/2012)

Course code
4S02129
Name of lecturer
Simonetta Ponchia
Coordinator
Simonetta Ponchia
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-OR/03 - ASSYRIOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
I semestre dal Oct 3, 2011 al Jan 27, 2012.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

basic knowledge of Sumerian language and grammar, basic linguistic competence and knowledge of tools for reading and interpreting simple documents; introduction to the study of Sumerian literary texts and of the epigraphic heritage of the Near East and related problems.

Syllabus

Required: general historical and linguistic competence

Syllabus: a) Sumerian language: elements of phonetics, morphology and syntax; b) types of texts and contexts of their production and reception; c) guided reading of simple texts and passages from the poem Gilgamesh and Akka.

Teaching methods: lectures, guided analysis of documents in Sumerian 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 exam