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    Ancient Near Eastern Studies

    Hittite Texts 2

    Course identification: 04-AO-HETL2
    Class hours per week: 2
    ECTS points: 5
    Duration: 1 semester
    Course offering: winter semester
    Level: BA, third year

    Seminar: Hittite Texts 2

    Content:
    The module offers an introduction to more difficult Hittite texts of various epochs of the development of the Hittite language and improves knowledge of Hittite grammar. The text readings emphasize the Hittite religion, especially prayers, incantations and festival rituals. During the course of the text readings, knowledge of the history of Hittite religion will be conveyed.

    Learning objectives:
    The student will possess deepened knowledge of Hittite grammar and vocabulary in various historical stages of the language. He/she will be able to transliterate, translate and comment upon the content and form of the Hittite texts read or assigned in class. The student will also be able to transliterate, translate and classify the content of simple Hittite texts beyond the class curriculum with the help of dictionaries and sign lists. He/she will possess basic knowledge of the history of Hittite religion.

    Examination:
    Research paper (3000-3500 words).