Akkadian B

lglor2614  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Akkadian B
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
22.5 h + 7.5 h
Q1

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2020-2021
Teacher(s)
Language
French
Prerequisites
LGLOR1611/1611A and LGLOR1612/1612A.
Main themes
In-depth study of the Akkadian language.
Alternating with LGLOR2613, this course of 22,5 hours deals with texts of varied content (historic, religious, etc.) in Akkadian dating essentially from the second and first millennium BC.
To this course are added 7,5 hours of exercises which correspond to the personal preparation of an Akkadian text.
 
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 At the end of this course, the student will be able to translate a cuneiform text and to make intelligent use of the dictionaries, grammars, and sign lists.
 
Content
The course enables the student to deepen and widen his knowledge and experiences acquired at bachelor level. According to the year, the texts studied, for example, are:
- the royal neo-Assyrian inscriptions;
- Akkadian inscriptions from Elam;
- administrative and/or diplomatic letters
- other literary texts.
 
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

The selected texts are prepared by the students and the translations are discussed during the course, in order to reach a valid translation and a good understanding of the text.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Written exam ( translation and analysis of a text in cuneiform).
Other information
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Online resources
http://oi.uchicago.edu/research/pubs/catalog/cad/ (Akkadian dictionary)
http://www.etana.org/ (general site on the Mesopotamian world)
http://cdli.ucla.edu/drupal/ (Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative)
- http://psd.museum.upenn.edu/nepsd-frame.html (Sumerian dictionnary)
Bibliography
Support du cours : les textes en cunéiformes sont distribués par l'enseignant.
- F. Malbran-Labat, Manuel de langue akkadienne (PIOL 50), Louvain, 2001.
- W. von Soden, Grundriss der akkadischen Grammatik, 3e éd. (AnOr 33). Rome, 1995.
- R. Labat & F. Malbran-Labat Manuel d'épigraphie akkadienne (signes, syllabaire, idéogrammes), 6e éd., Paris, 1988.
- The Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Chicago, 1956.
- F. Malbran-Labat, Manuel de langue akkadienne : Lexiques akkadien - français et français - akkadien (PIOL, 51), Louvain, 2001.
 
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [60] in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Oriental Studies

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies

Master [120] in History of Art and Archaeology : General