Hittite A

lglor2615  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Hittite A
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
Q2

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2020-2021 !

Teacher(s)
Language
French
Prerequisites
LGLOR1611/1611A et 1612/1612A
Main themes
In-depth study of the Hittite language.
Alternating with LGLOR2612, this course of 22,5 hours deals with texts of varied content (historic, religious, etc.) in Hittite dating essentially from the second millennium BC.
To this course are added 7,5 hours of exercices which correspond to the personal preparation of a Hittite 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 capable 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:
- extracts of Hittite epics or myths (the Telepinu myth);
- Hittite rituals;
- Hittite treaties and edicts.
 
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
English-friendly course: course taught in French but offering facilities in English.
Bibliography
Support du cours : les textes en cunéiformes sont distribués par l'enseignant.
- H.A. Hoffner & H.C. Melchert, A Grammar of the Hittite Language (Languages of the Ancient Near East 1), Winona Lake, 2008.
- S. Vanséveren, Nisili : manuel de langue hittite, Volume 1 (Lettres orientales 10), Louvain, 2006.
- S. Vanséveren, Nisili : manuel de langue hittite, Volume 2 (Lettres orientales 19), Louvain, 2014
- E. Neu & Ch. Rüster, Hethitisches Zeichenlexikon (Studien zu den Bogazköy-Texten. Beiheft 2), Wiesbaden, 1989.
- H.G. Güterbock, The Hittite dictionary of the Oriental institute of the University of Chicago, Chicago, 1989.
- J. Tischler, Hethitisches Handwörterbuch (Innsbrücker Beiträge zur Sprachwissenschaft 128), Innsbruck, 2008.
 
Faculty or entity
Force majeure
Teaching methods
In the event that the health crisis does not allow the course to be given face-to-face, the course will be given remotely, via Teams.
Evaluation methods
In the event that the health crisis does not allow the examination to take place face-to-face, it will take place remotely, via Teams.


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: Classics

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

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