The course is structured as follows: firstly there is a short introduction to the main elements of Demotic grammar. Then we read the story of Khaemwase and Naneferkaptah. This is read in so-called Normalschrift from W. Erichsen, Demotische Lesestücke. Band I. Heft 1, Leipzig, 1937, pp. 1-40. The text is published by F. Ll. Griffith, Stories of the High Priests of Memphis, Oxford, 1900, and a translation can be found in M. Lichtheim, Ancient Egyptian Literature. Volume III: The Late Period, Berkeley, 1980, 125-138. Later texts to be read include extracts of other literary texts, didactic compositions and magical texts.
Fagstudieordning Kandidatuddannelserne i nærorientalsk arkæologi, assyriologi og ægyptologi, 2019
Demotic (aktivitetskode HÆGK03511E)
J. Johnson, Thus Wrote Onchsheshonqy, 3rd ed., Chicago, The Oriental Institute, 2000 [downloadable for free from oi.uchicago.edu/OI/DEPT/PUB/SRC/SAOC/45/SAOC45.html], and J. Johnson, The Demotic Verbal System, Chicago, The Oriental Institute, 1976.
Students have to be familiar with Middle Egyptian (equivalent to Middle Egyptian A, B and C); knowledge of Late Egyptian is an advantage but not a formal requirement.
Students are expected to have a basic reading knowledge of English, French and German.
- 15 ECTS
- Type of assessment
Criteria for exam assessment
Partially in Danish
- Course number
- 15 ECTS
- Programme level
- Full Degree Master
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- Study Board of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
- Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
- Faculty of Humanities
- Kim Ryholt (6-747b6a716e76426a776f306d7730666d)
Kim Ryholt, firstname.lastname@example.org
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