This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2020-2021 !
Alternately with LGLOR 1511, this course deals with the following themes:
1. The natural surroundings and the symbolism connected to them;
2. The founding literary works of the civilisations envisaged;
3. The beliefs of the Ancient Near Eastern and Egyptian peoples.
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
At the end of this course the student will be capable of a better understanding of the ways of thinking of these antique civilisations. In order to achieve this goal, he will have been initiated into the great literary works of the Ancient Near East, and to the fundamental principles of the Egyptian religion.
The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
1. For the Ancient Near East, it focuses on:
- to give a general overview of the literatures of Mesopotamia, Anatolia and Ugarit;
- to discuss the different genres of this literature, including an analysis of the main works (Gilgamesh, Enuma Elish, Kumarbi, the myths of Ugarit).
2. For pharaonic Egypt, it focuses on:
- the natural surroundings of the Double Country and its symbolism;
- Egyptian man (human nature, his conception of the afterlife, the tombs);
- the gods (mythological stories, the temples, rituals and feasts).
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.The course is given by means of ppt that are well illustrated, including maps, texts and pictures.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.An oral exam based on written preparation. The student will be questioned successively by the two teachers.
- the syllabus on the history of the Ancient Near East, as well as the ppt of the course.
- the ppt of the part of the course on Egypt, as well as a bibliography.
Pour l'Égypte, l'étudiant peut compléter les ppt du cours par la lecture de Cl. Traunecker, Les dieux de l'Égypte (Que sais-je ?, 1194), Paris, 1992.