Caplice Richard I., 1988, Introduction to Akkadian. Third, revised edition, Studia Pohl: Series Maior 9, Roma.
Further bibliografy will be provided during the course.
The course provides students basic knowledge of Akkadian grammar and epigraphy of Old Babylonian period and political situation in Hammurabi Babylon.
The student will learn how the system of cuneiform writing works.
The contemporary or preliminary frequency of the course of "History of the Ancient Near East" is recommended.
The students will present scientific articles in-depth in relation to the topics discussed during the course.
Collective discussion of articles will be held during the course.
The slides used during the course will be provided under the Moodle Platform.
Type of Assessment
The student must demonstrate knowledge of cuneiform writing and the main grammatical rules.
The presentations held during the course will be part of the final evaluation.
"Hammurabi Law Code". The course includes the study of Old Babylonian language with readings in cuneiform, translation and grammar analysis of paragraphs of the "Law Code" of Hammurabi king of Babylon and some
letters of Mari (modern Tell Hariri, Syria).