Insegnamento mutuato da: B021592 - ITTITOLOGIA Corso di Laurea Magistrale in ARCHEOLOGIA Curricula ARCHEOLOGIA ORIENTALE
The course introduces to the study of the Hittite civilization (II millennium BC) through the analysis of the sources concerning history, culture and society
After a general intoroduction (16 hours), the course provides the necessary tools for the analysis of Hittite texts: grammar and syntax of the Hittite language, basic knowledge of the cuneiform script.
S. de Martino, Gli ittiti, Roma 2003
S. De Martino, Da Kussara a Karkemish Storia del regno ittita, Firenze 2016
H. Genz – P. Mielke, INSIGHTS INTO HITTITE HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY, Leuven 2011, Chap. 1-9 (pdf)
G. Beckman, "Religion. Bei den Hethitern (in lingua inglese)" in Reallexikon der Assyriologie 11 (2007), 333-338 (pdf)
G. Beckman, „Pantheon. Bei den Hethitern (in lingua inglese)" in Reallexikon der Assyriologie 10 (2004), 308-316 (pdf).
P. Taracha, Religions of Second Millennium Anatolia , (DBH 27) Wiesbaden 2009 (pdf)
Rita Francia, Lineamenti di grammatica ittita, Roma 2012
Introduzione al cuneiforme e alla paleografia (dispense del docente)
Readings during the lessons:
F. Pecchioli - A.M. Polvani, La mitologia ittita, 1990
Del Monte, L'Annalistica ittita, Brescia 1993
M. Liverani, Le lettere di El-Amarna (voll. 1 e 2), Brescia 1998
Marizza, Lettere ittite di re e dignitari, Brescia 2009
Annick Payne, Inscirptions of the Iron Age, Atlanta 2012
De Vecchi, Trattati internazionali ittiti, Brescia 2015
Knowledge and understanding: Acquisition of the necessary tools for the research on written sources and historical reconstruction of the Hittite civilization;
Applying knowledge and understanding: Students will be able to correctly understand the written sources, and analyse text structure and grammar in order to get a proper translation.
Lessons, partecipation of the students with exercises and analysis of scientific articles
Exercises will be given during the lessons.
Handouts of the lessons will be on moodle.
Type of Assessment
The exam is oral and aims to verify the understanding and mastery of the field and the ability to critically re-elaborate contents of different nature. The learning phases of grammar and cuneiform will be verified and assisted with exercises during the lessons. All students who attend classes must participate.
During the oral examination will be asked questions related to what studied on the manuals indicated in the bibliography and what explained during the lessons. A part will be devoted to the reading of the written sources with translation and grammar commentary of texts read during the lessons.
Introduction to the history, culture, society and economy of the Hittites (16 hours)
Part II (24 hours): The rituals of the Old Women. Introduction to Hittite grammar and the cuneiform writing system. Analysis of the contents of some magical texts. Through the reading of parts of magical Hittite rituals performed by female practitioners, the magical practices in use of Hittite Anatolia and their ways of diffusion in the Hittite kingdom are analyzed.