This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2020-2021 !
Alternating with LGLOR2772, this course deals with the following themes:
1. The scripts that are used in the texts studied,
2. The vocabulary of the texts,
3. The nominal and verbal morphology,
4. Syntactic issues.
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
At the end of this course, the student will be capable to read and translate Luwian and Lycian texts. The course focuses on the grammatical study of both languages as well as on the reading of texts recorded in these languages.
Luwian is an Indo-European sister language of Hittite, written in both cuneiform and a hieroglyphic script, attested both on clay tablets and monuments. The course deals with inscriptions coming from northern Syria (Carchemish) and Turkey (Malatya) as well as with Luwian passages in Hittite texts.
Lycian is also an Anatolian language and is very close to Luwian. Inscriptions in this language were recorded in the 5th and 4th centuries BC (Achaemenid period).
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.The part 'Initiation' takes the form of lectures.
The texts prepared by the students are corrected and are the subject of grammatical, historic and cultural commentaries.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Continuous evaluation during the year.
Written exam of an unseen text followed by its oral correction.
English-friendly course: course taught in French but offering facilities in English.
- H.C. Melchert (éd.), The Luwians (HdO sect. 1, vol. 68), Leyde-Boston, 2003.
- H.C. Melchert, « Lycian », R.D. Woodard (éd.), The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages, Cambridge, 2004, 591-600.
- G. Neumann & J. Tischler, Glossar des Lykischen (Dresdner Beiträge zur Hethitologie 21), Wiesbaden, 2007