ACABS 591 - Topics in Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies
Section: 002 Reading Syriac
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies (ACABS)
Department: LSA Middle East Studies
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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This course will focus on reading texts written in Syriac, the dialect of Aramaic that was the common language for many scholars, historians, theologians, and poets writing in Syria and in eastern realms during Late Antiquity and later. Among the texts read in the class will be historical texts, narrative prose, poetry, and some magical literature.

Texts to be read in class will be in the form of handouts.

Student evaluation will be based on attendance, class participation, and performance on a midterm and a final exam. The prerequisite for this course is ACABS 483, or an equivalent course. Questions are welcome. Email me at

ACABS 591 - Topics in Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies
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001 (SEM)
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: MEETS W/ACABS 491.001
002 (SEM)
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