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Admission requirements



Hittite is the language of the Hittite Empire that ruled over large parts of Anatolia and Syria from 1650-1200 BC. It is attested in some 30,000 pieces of clay tablet excavated in the Hittite capital Hattusa. In this course, the full grammar of Hittite will be treated, using a reader. This course will not treat the cuneiform script: all Hittite texts that are read are given in transcription.

Course objectives

At the end of the semester the student will be able to independently read Hittite texts (in transcription) with the use of a grammar and dictionary.


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Mode of instruction

2-hour weekly seminar

Assessment method

Written exam. MA students will be required to complete additional assignments.



Reading list

Reader (Dutch and English versions available from the lecturer)


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