2023-2024 / LLOR0066-1

Egyptian language and literature 2


30h Th, 30h Pr

Number of credits

 Master in ancient languages and literatures : Oriental studies (120 ECTS)10 crédits 


Stéphane Polis

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

Lectures about Ancient Egyptian texts based on original documents. This learning unit aims at developping the students skills in the fields of epigraphy, palaeography, ecdotics, and hermeneutics.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Ability to make an hieroglyphic transcription, a grammatical analysis, a translation, and a detailed philological commentary of ancient Egyptian sources (from the Old Kingdom down to the Ptolemaic Period).

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Good knowledge of Classical and Late Egyptian.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

In this seminar, I resort to rich digital media, with pictures of the original documents and standardised hieroglyphic transcriptions of the texts under study.

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


Recommended or required readings

Students are asked to read a series of scholarly papers linked to the yearly topic. The slides of all the seminars are provided in digital format.

Personal essay on a unpublished Egyptian document and written + oral exam on the topic of the seminar.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Stéphane Polis,
Place du 20-Août, 7
Bât. A1, 3e étage
Sciences de l'Antiquité

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