PAPVB_01 The literature of the ancient Orient

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Mgr. Lenka Tkáčová (lecturer), Mgr. Inna Mateiciucová, Ph.D. (deputy)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Eliška Kazdová, CSc.
Department of Archaeology and Museology - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Archaeology and Museology - Faculty of Arts
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
This course will provide the students with a basic insight into the genres and structure of the literature of the ancient Near East.
  • Religious myths of ancient Mesopotamia.
  • Heroic epics of Sumerian literature.
  • Hymns to goods and temples.
  • Royal hymns.
  • Historiographical and narrative texts.
  • Lammentatons.
  • Law codes and judiciary documents.
  • Documents of civil law.
  • International diplomatic documents.
  • Correspondence.
  • Dictionaries and encyclopaedias.
  • Vaticination texts.
  • Epigraphic documents.
  • Jean-Jacques Glassner: Mezopotámie – 34. století př.n.l. až 539 př.n.l., Praha 2002.
  • Wayne Horowitz: Mesopotamian Cosmic Geography, Winona Lake 1998.
  • HELLER, Jan. Encyklopedie starověkého Předního východu. 1. vyd. Praha: Libri, 1999. 447 s. ISBN 80-85983-58-3. info
  • Mýty staré Mezopotámie : sumerská, akkadská a chetitská literatura na klínopisných tabulkách. Vyd. 1. Praha: Odeon, 1977. 371 s., [1. info
Teaching methods
lectures with class discussion
Assessment methods
collogny - written test
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught once in two years.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Spring 2013, Spring 2015, Spring 2017.
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