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Religion and Science in West Asia before the Greeks

Vak 2013-2014

Admission requirements

Description

The development of the Mesopotamian astronomy will be followed from ca. 2000 BC into the 1st mill. BC. Special attention will be paid to the three paths in which the heaven was divided and to the discovery of the zodiac.

Course objectives

To give en overview of a proto-science in the Ancient Near East that reached a high level and was borrowed by many other cultures, including the Greeks and the Egyptians. The student will become familiar with science as it was understood and practiced in ancient Mesopotamia.

Timetable

Timetable

Mode of instruction

  • Seminar

Course Load

10 EC = 280 hours

  • Contact hours: 24 h
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  • Paper: ## h

Assessment method

  • Active course participation: ## %
  • Paper: ## %

Blackboard

Blackboard

Reading list

To be announced

Registration

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Contact

Prof. Dr. W.H. van Soldt