Akkadian Literary Texts B

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Doel vak

This reading course is intended for 2nd year BA students who study
Babylonian as a major, as well as for 3rd year students who want to
intensify their skills in translating Akkadian literary texts. Students
will read passages of literary texts in the original to enlarge their
knowledge of vocabulary and grammar. They will also acquire knowledge
about poetic devises and feel the "rhythm" of Akkadian literary texts.

Inhoud vak

Students will read either passages of longer works, such as the
Gilgamesh epic, Enuma Elish or Erra and Ishum, or a selection of shorter
literary texts, such as prayers and literary prophecies. You will learn
about the historical background and trace literary topo


Seminar (werkcollege)


Take home exam.

Vereiste voorkennis

Elementary Babylonian 4 (=1d) or comparable Akkadian language skills.


Depends on the text chosen, will be announced on blackboard before the
beginning of the class.


Students with a good knowledge of Akkadian.

Overige informatie

The course will be offered in alternating years with Akkadian Literary
Texts A. This course will be taught in 2018-2019.
The texts read in the course will change, so that 2nd and 3rd-year
students can participate and earn credits in both years. Regular course
attandance is obligatory. No more than one class meeting may be missed.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode L_SABAOHK219
Studiepunten 3 EC
Periode P2+3
Vakniveau 200
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Vakcoördinator dr. R. de Boer
Examinator dr. R. de Boer

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