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An Introduction to Middle Egyptian Language (6 points)


Leader: Colin A. Hope

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)

Synopsis: Middle Egyptian, the classic phase of the ancient Egyptian language, is studied in the hieroglyphic script. The unit presents a basic introduction outlining the major grammatical features and structure; in weekly assignments students translate into and from the language. Translation assignments are taken from ancient texts so that many of the typical types of document are studied.

Assessment: 5 translation assignments: 50% (10% each) + 2 class tests: 25% each

Contact Hours: One 2.5 hour language class per week for 13 weeks

Prerequisites: A first year sequence in Archaeology or permission of the Head of School

Prohibitions: ARY3810

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