2023-2024 / LLOR0068-2

Assyrian-Babylonian language and literature 1


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in ancient languages and literatures : Oriental studies (120 ECTS)5 crédits 


Laurent Colonna d'Istria

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Reading various cuneiform texts (literary, economical, administrative, etc.)

15 h: lectures : literature, Akkadian dialectology (old akkadian, old assyrian, babylonian and assyrian)

8 h: practical exercises: work on a lot of administrative tablets

7 h : practical exercises : technical drawing of unpublished cuneiform tablet (PUL)

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Better knowledge of the Assyro-Babylonian and Sumerian texts
Know how to publish cuneiform tablets: technical drawing, transliteration, work on an archive, recontextualize documents in space and time, historic commentaries, etc ...

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

To have attended the lecture entitled "Assyro-Babylonian II" during the 2d year of study.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lessons and excercices (mould and original)


Practical Work 1 : work on an archive - read via pictures

Practical Work 2 : technical drawing of cuneiform tablets (on originals and mould).

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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

second "semester" - Q2

Organised 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 ( open-ended questions )

- If evaluation in "hybrid"

preferred remote

Additional information:

Written test.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course




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