Hieroglyphic Egyptian III A

lglor1624  2023-2024  Louvain-la-Neuve

Hieroglyphic Egyptian III A
5.00 credits
30.0 h
Q1 and Q2

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2023-2024 !

LGLOR1610 and LGLOR1620 as prerequisites
In 2022-23, LGLOR1622 as prerequisite

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
An initiation into Middle Egyptian, the classical language of Pharaonic Egypt.
The course deals with suffix verbal forms and the commented reading of a literary text from the Middle Kingdom.
Learning outcomes

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

1 analyze the relative forms and relative propositions;
2 analyze suffix verbal forms;
3 analyze a text from the Middle Kingdom seen in the course (the story of the Shipwrecked Sailor).
Middle Egyptian is the classic language of pharaonic Egypt as used in the first half of the 2nd millenium, from the Middle Kingdom to the beginnings of the New Kingdom.
The course completes the study of verbal forms. He first examines the Egyptian structures corresponding in English to relative clauses, then he proposes a progressive discovery of suffix verbal forms (perfect, imperfect and prospective) and of the syntax of verbal clauses.
In parallel with the theoretical lessons, the course is devoted to the commented reading of extracts from the story of the Shipwrecked Sailor. This allows the analysis of verbal forms in context, while examining the interpretation of this text.
The student who has already taken the LGLOR1623 course will be exempted from part of the theory and will be introduced to epigraphic texts (reading of captions from figured scenes and of stelae from the Middle Kingdom).
Teaching methods
The theoretical part of the course (15h) is given on the basis of the interactive DVD, projected in the class.
The reading of the Shipwrecked Sailor (15h) will be done on the basis of the transliteration proposed by the students and improved on the board by the teacher. The accent is placed on the structure and components of the sentences, as well as the analysis of the verbal forms included.
The epigraphic texts prepared by the students having followed LGLOR1623 will be improved during special sessions.
Evaluation methods
Oral exam based on written preparation. The subjects are specified on a document on the Moodle server.
Online resources
The Moodle server provides the necessary documents, notably the hieroglyphic text of the Shipwrecked Sailor, and exercises on captions from figurative scenes.
Claude Obsomer, Le récit du Naufragé, Bruxelles, Safran, 2021.
Raymond O. Faulkner, A Concise Dictionary of Middle Egyptian, Oxford, 1962.
Claude Obsomer, Égyptien hiéroglyphique, Bruxelles, Safran, 2017.
Claude Obsomer and Sylvie Favre-Briant, Hieroglyphic Egyptian, Brussels, 2016.
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies

Minor in Antiquity: Egypt, Eastern World, Greece, Rome