Syriac B

lglor2646  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Syriac 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
30.0 h

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2020-2021
LGLOR1641 and LGLOR1642.
Main themes
Detailed notions of the Syriac grammar and literature. Alternately with LGLOR2645, this class deals with the following topics:
- translation and commentary of different historical, hagiographic and exegetic texts, especially hiostorical texts; exercises in manuscript reading (22h);
- personal préparation and translation of texts read during class (8h).

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

1 At the end of this course, the student will be capable of vocalising, translating (with a dictionary), and analysing non-vocalised Syriac texts of different genres and epochs.
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- J. Payne Smith , A Compendious Syriac Dictionary, Oxford 1903;
- M. Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon, Gorgias Press 2010;
- J.A. Crichton, Theodor Nöldeke. Compendious Syriac Grammar, Oxford 2001 (= Th. Nöldeke, Kurzgefaßte syrische Grammatik, Leipzig 19773);
- W.H. Hatch, An Album of Dated Syriac Manuscripts, Boston 1946.
Teaching materials
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Faculty or entity

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

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

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