CLCIV 328 - Ancient Languages and Scripts
Section: 001
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Classical Civilization (CLCIV)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
WorldLit
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

An introduction to the study of ancient languages and scripts, concentrating on (but not limited to) those of the Mediterranean Basin and Mesopotamia. Topics covered will include the origin and development of writing (including consideration of China, Central America, and elsewhere); the history of the decipherment of certain scripts (Egyptian hieroglyphics, Mesopotamian cuneiform writing, Linear B); the recovery of the pronunciation and structure of dead languages; how we figure out what texts in dead languages say; ancient views on language, etymology, and language change, and more recent views on the same subjects. Several weeks of the course will focus specifically on Greek and Latin, their history and structure, and their influence on English and other modern languages. Work in the course will include decipherment exercises, acquiring rudimentary knowledge of selected ancient scripts and languages, and learning various analytical tools in dealing with ancient sources. No knowledge of any ancient language or of linguistics will be assumed.

CLCIV 328 - Ancient Languages and Scripts
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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