Insegnamento mutuato da: B001566 - EGITTOLOGIA Corso di Laurea Magistrale in ARCHEOLOGIA Curricula ARCHEOLOGIA ORIENTALE
The course is divided into two parts. The first part is devoted to improve the students' knowledge of Middle Egyptian grammar, in order to let them tackle more difficult texts. In the second part, the subject will be one of the boundary stelae of the new Residence of Akhetaten/Tell el-Amarna, founded by King Akhenaten .
Suggested reading: N. Grimal, Storia dell'Egitto antico, Bari, Laterza, 1990 or following eds. Suggested reading: D. Agut & J.C. Moreno-Garcia, L'Egypte des Pharaons. De Narmer à Dioclétien, Paris, Ed. Belin 2016. E.M. Ciampini, La lingua dell'antico Egitto, ed. Hoepli, Milano 2018; J.P. Allen, Middle Egyptian, Cambridge 2000.
The first part of the course aims obviously to let the students get an autonomous knowledge and understanding of texts which are fundamental for the historic reconstruction. Their learning skills will be confronted with a very important and original text from the Amarnan age, which is a much discussed one. To be confronted directly with such a text should improve their critical knowledge and analysis concerning a period which is very often the object of wrong judgements.
At least 6 CFU in the discipline, with some rudiments of hieroglyphic writing and Middle-Egyptian Language.
Lessons; didactic material will be provided by the teacher.
The teacher will suggest further readings, to those who are interested on some topics.
Type of Assessment
Oral examination, aiming at testing the students' learning and understanding skills, and their communication skills, dealing with a text already examined during the lessons. The students are expected to be able to comment upon the text, both with a grammatical examination, and as a document, whose historical importance has to be shown.
First Part; Middle-Egyptian grammar: participles and relative forms, stative, imperative, other verbal suffix forms. Second part: reading, translation and commentary on a boundary stela of Akhetaten/Tell el-Amarna, set in its background and with modern historical and religious considerations.