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AHIS3150 – Hieroglyphic Egyptian C

2020 – Session 1, Fully online/virtual

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General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff Lecturer and Tutor
A/Prof Boyo Ockinga
Contact via email or phone (02 9850 8852)
Australian Hearing Hub, Level 2, south wing
by arrangement
Camilla Di Biase-Dyson
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
(20cp at 2000 level including AHIS279 or AHIS2150) or AHIS378
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

This unit builds on Hieroglyphic Egyptian B and is designed to expand and deepen your knowledge of the Egyptian hieroglyphic script and the grammar and syntax of Middle Egyptian language. You will be introduced to the grammatical and lexical tools necessary to do advanced work in Egyptian language. You will do a close reading (in the hieroglyphic script) of an extensive Middle Egyptian set text, in the course of which the grammar and syntax of the text will be analysed in detail and its literary and historical background discussed. You will be introduced to the main features of Old Egyptian and gain an understanding of the place of Middle Egyptian in the history of the ancient Egyptian language.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: recognize and recall Egyptian script and how it functions at an advanced level.
  • ULO2: recognize Egyptian vocabulary at an advanced level.
  • ULO3: assess the grammar required for the translation of Egyptian texts appropriate to level of study.
  • ULO4: explore and appraise relevant grammatical and lexical reference tools
  • ULO5: employ linguistic metalanguage at an advanced level
  • ULO6: integrate knowledge of grammar and vocabulary in reading and/or writing advanced Egyptian texts.
  • ULO7: analyse the significance of Egyptian for the study of ancient Egyptian culture.

Assessment Tasks

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Delivery and Resources

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The unit is taught in a block of 3 hours, Lecture and Tutorial combined ("Lectorial"). The class is recorded on Echo360 which links the audio recording and the video capture of the material  projected on screen. External students will be required to listen to and work through the recording of the class which will be available shortly after the conclusion of the on-campus session.

The unit also has an iLearn website to which all students have access. You will be expected to read carefully the material on the site, download material for the classes and upload preparation/homework exercises and assignments.

Students will require reliable internet access and a computer.

Required Textbooks

B. Ockinga, A Concise Grammar of Middle Egyptian 3rd ed. (Mainz, 2008)

R.O. Faulkner, A Concise Dictionary of Middle Egyptian (Oxford, 1962 & reprints)

Recommended Textbook

A.H. Gardiner, Egyptian Grammar 3rd ed. (Oxford, 1957 & reprints)

Unit Schedule

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  Week 1 | Word Order, Introduction to Sinuhe

  Week 2 | Topicalisation (Concise Grammar §§123-126)| Story of Sinuhe

  Week 3 | Word Order: Topicalisation 2 | Story of Sinuhe cont.

  Week 4 | Conditional Clauses | Story of Sinuhe cont.

  Week 5 | English-Egyptian Translation I| Story of Sinuhe cont.

  Week 6 | Epexegesis | Parataxis| Story of Sinuhe cont.

  Week 7 | English - Egyptian translation II | Story of Sinuhe cont.

  Week 8 | Introduction to Theaurus Linguae Aegyptiae | Story of Sinuhe cont.

  Week 9 | Story of Sinuhe cont.

  Week 10 | Differences between OE & ME (I) | Story of Sinuhe cont.

  Week 11 | Differences between OE & ME (II) | Story of Sinuhe cont.

  Week 12 | Story of Sinuhe cont.

  Week 13 | Exam

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