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EGYPT 103 A: Hieroglyphic Egyptian III

Meeting Time: 
TTh 10:30am - 12:20pm
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Joint Sections: 
Scott Noegel
Scott Noegel

Syllabus Description:

EGYPT 103/513 Introduction to Hieroglyphic Egyptian II 

Instructor: Prof. Scott Noegel

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The courses focuses on close readings of hieroglyphic Egyptian texts written mostly during the New Kingdom Kingdom (ca. 1539-1075). Our close readings will focus on language acquisition while also studying various elements of a syntactical, lexical, and literary nature, while noting liguistic changes that occur over time. Prerequisite: Egypt 102/512.


Grading: Undergraduates

40% Preparation of in-class readings

55% Textual edition of each text we study (transliteration, translation, dictionary citations, grammatical notes, and various literary and other observations)

5% Improvement


Grading: Graduate Students

35% Writing or other project to be agreed upon by student and instructor

55% preparation of in-class readings

10% improvement


Required Texts

1. Gardiner, Sir Alan, Egyptian Grammar: Being an Introduction to the Study of 

Hieroglyphs Third Edition (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 1988).

2. Faulkner, Raymond O., A Concise Dictionary of Middle Egyptian (Oxford: Ashmolean 

Museum, 1988).

3. Allen, James P., Middle Egyptian: An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs. Third Edition (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014).

4. Junge, Friedrich, Late Egyptian Grammar: An Introduction. David Warburton, Trans. Second Edition (Oxford: Griffith Institute, 2005).

5. Egyptian texts in pdf. format. I will provide all the books and texts electronically.


Course Schedule

Our goal will be to make our way through several Egyptian texts, beginning with the Prophecy of Neferti. Depending on how the course goes this could include five or more texts. We will proceed chronologically so as to make any changes in the script and language more obvious. We will discuss in advance which text will be next in case you want to work in advance.

Catalog Description: 
Provides an introduction to hieroglyphic Egyptian as written during the Middle Kingdom (circa 2040-1782 BCE). Students learn to read and write basic hieroglyphics so they can read a complete Egyptian text. Prerequisite: EGYPT 102.
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January 24, 2021 - 1:55am