Hittite is the language of the Hittite Empire, that ruled in the period 1650-1180 BC over large parts of 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. The cuneiform script will not be treated 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.
Mode of instruction
Lecture/seminar (2 hours per week)
26 uur contactonderwijs
52 uur voorbereidingstijd op colleges
62 uur voorbereiding op tentamen.
Yes. The course reader will be published on Blackboard.
A course reader can be downloaded via Blackboard during the weeks preceding the start of this seminar.
Enrollment through uSis for the course and the examination or paper is mandatory.
Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs
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