2023-2024 / LLOR0058-2

Assyro-Babylonian texts


15h Th, 15h Pr

Number of credits

 Bachelor in ancient languages and literatures : Oriental studies (Registrations are closed)10 crédits 
 Master in history of art and archaeology : general (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in ancient languages and literatures : Oriental studies (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in ancient languages and literatures : Oriental studies (60 ECTS)5 crédits 


Laurent Colonna d'Istria

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Reading of some texts and akkadian dialect :

- OB royal inscriptions-RIME4

- OB and OAss letters

- passages of Atra-hasis / Gilgamesh (OB)

- incantations (OB and OAkk)

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

To go deeper in the knowledge of the grammar and learning of the cuneiform writing; introduction to the cursive cuneiform writing.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

To have attended the lecture entitled "Assyro-Babylonian I" during the 1st year of study

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Regular attendance in class. Reading book.
Lessons with exercises

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

face-to-face : 30 h- first "semester"
Fixed following the disponibility of the students.

Recommended or required readings

There will be no lecture notes.

Any session :

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

- Remote

written exam

- If evaluation in "hybrid"

preferred remote

Additional information:

Written test.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course



Valérie Elias
Tél. 04 366 55 44

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