Hittite B

lglor2616  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Hittite B
5.00 credits
22.5 h + 7.5 h

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2021-2022 !

LGLOR1611/1611A and 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.
Learning outcomes

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.
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
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
Written exam (translation and analysis of a text in cuneiform).
Other information
English-friendly course: course taught in French but offering facilities in English.
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

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

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies

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

Master [60] in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Oriental Studies

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Classics