Hittite is the language of the Hittite Empire, that ruled in the period 1650-1180 BC over large parts of Anatolia (modern-day Turkey). Hittite is written in the cuneiform script on clay tablets, and is the oldest attested Indo-European language. In this course, the entire grammar of Hittite will be treated, so that at the end of the course the student will be able to independently read Hittite texts with the help of a dictionary and grammar. Note that the cuneiform script will not be taught in this course: all texts are read in transliteration.
At the end of the course the student is able to indenpendently read Hittite texts with the help of a dictionary and grammar.
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Mode of instruction
Lecture/seminar (2 hours per week)
Written examination that will consist of two parts: (1) an unseen Hittite text that students need to translate with the help of the information from the reader; (2) short open questions on the basis of excerpts of Hittite texts that have been read in class.
Resit will contain the same structure as the first exam.
How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.
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