Introduction to Akkadian

ASYR 1000 S01 [CRN: 17502]

An intensive introduction to the cuneiform writing system and the basic grammar and vocabulary of Akkadian, a language first attested over four thousand years ago in Mesopotamia (modern Iraq). The earliest known member of the Semitic family of languages (like Arabic and Hebrew), Akkadian was in use for over two thousand years across a wide expanse of the ancient Near East. Students will learn the classical Old Babylonian dialect of Akkadian (ca. 1800 BCE) and read Mesopotamian texts in the original, including selections from the Laws of Hammurabi, as well as excerpts from myths, hymns, prayers, historical documents, and letters.
Term
Fall 2019
Credit Hours
1
Maximum Enrollment
15
Primary Instructor
Meetings
10:00 - 10:50 Mon, Wed, Fri - from Sep 4, 2019 to Dec 21, 2019
Exam Group Code
14