Sumerian 1

2018-2019
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Doel vak

Acquisition of a basic knowledge of Sumerian and the cuneiform writing
system.

Inhoud vak

You will get an introduction into the Sumerian grammar and its cuneiform
writing system. Sumerian is one of the oldest written languages on earth
(together with hieroglyphic Egyptian). Cuneiform writing was invented by
the Sumerians and then transmitted to the Akkadians. Furthermore,
Sumerian has deeply influenced Akkadian (and vice versa) as the two
languages were in close contact in southern Mesopotamia in the 4th and
3rd millennia BC.

Onderwijsvorm

Combination of lecture and seminar in which students read and translate
text.

Toetsvorm

Written exam.

Vereiste voorkennis

We recommend a knowledge of Akkadian and cuneiform but students without
this knowledge who are willing to prepare themselves in the summer break
before the start of this course will be allowed to participate. Please
contact the instructor latest in June 2018 to receive self-study
material.

Literatuur

Will be announced via Canvas.

Doelgroep

BA-students in Ancient Studies, History, Religion, Linguistics. Students
interested in ancient languages.

Aanbevolen voorkennis

We recommend a knowledge of Akkadian and cuneiform but students without
this knowledge who are willing to prepare themselves in the summer break
before the start of this course will be allowed to participate. Please
contact the instructor latest in June 2018 to receive self-study
material.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode L_SABAALG003
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P1
Vakniveau 300
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Vakcoördinator prof. dr. K. Kleber
Examinator prof. dr. K. Kleber
Docenten prof. dr. K. Kleber

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