Egyptology II (writing culture) (4th ed.)
About the CourseThe course aims to present an introduction to the writing’s culture in the pharaonic civilization (forms of writing, evolution of the language, relations of Egypt with other writings). Part of the course is dedicated to the forms of the writing and its connection with the text, focusing the nature of the hieroglyphs.
The course also introduces to the ancient Egyptian literature and its topics (genders, main features, and the tradition of texts).
Arts and HumanitiesTraining hours
Learning outcomesAt the end of the course, the student of Egittologia II will acquire basic skills in writing culture of the pharaonic Egypt. These skills are part of the curriculum of “Archeologia”, specifically Ancient Near East, and are connected with the disciplines of the Ancient Near East and the ancient Mediterranean.
Background and RequirementsAttendance at the course of "Egyptology I" is recommended.
TextbooksRoccati, Introduzione allo studio dell'Egiziano.
Allen, Middle Egyptian.
Ciampini, La lingua dell’antico Egitto.
Lichtheim, Ancient Egyptian Literature, voll. I-III (Parti).