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Ancient Egyptian 4 (ANCW20024)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeANCW20024
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject is designed for students who have completed Ancient Egyptian 3. In this subject, final work is undertaken on writing, grammar and syntax to revise, consolidate and complete students' knowledge of the language and its complex script, with the aim of enabling students to translate Egyptian hieroglyphic texts critically and independently. In particular, this subject focuses on a thorough overview of Egyptian participles and clauses. Students are exposed to increasingly difficult texts (most now consisting of multiple sentences) from a variety of sources. Background information on ancient Egyptian culture is woven into the subject matter throughout the semester. By the end of the subject, students should have a sufficient grasp of the language and script to read most literary and non-literary Middle Egyptian hieroglyphic texts solely with the aid of a dictionary and reference-grammar.

Intended learning outcomes

Students that successfully complete the subject should:

  • be familiar with most of the elements of the grammar, syntax, vocabulary and writing system of Middle Egyptian
  • acquire an in-depth knowledge of Egyptian participles and clauses
  • acquire the ability to critically and independently translate most literary and non-literary Middle Egyptian hieroglyphic texts solely with the aid of a dictionary and a reference-grammar
  • continue to discover how reading original texts can enhance our understanding of ancient people

Last updated: 19 July 2019