The Elements of Hittite

Author: Theo van den Hout

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113950178X

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Hittite is the earliest attested Indo-European language and was the language of a state which flourished in Asia Minor in the second millennium BC. This exciting and accessible introductory course, which can be used in both trimester and semester systems, offers in ten lessons a comprehensive introduction to the grammar of the Hittite language with ample exercises both in transliteration and in cuneiform. It includes a separate section of paradigms, a grammatical index, as well as a list of every cuneiform sign used in the book. A full glossary can be found at the back. The book has been designed so that the cuneiform is not essential and can be left out of any course if so desired. The introduction provides the necessary cultural and historical background, with suggestions for further reading, and explains the principles of the cuneiform writing system.

Life and Society in the Hittite World

Author: Trevor Bryce

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199275882

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 428

In dealing with a wide range of aspects of the life, activities, and customs of the Late Bronze Age Hittite world, this book complements the treatment of Hittite military and political history presented by the author in The Kingdom of the Hittites (OUP, 1998). Through quotations from the original sources and through the word pictures to which these give rise, the book aims at recreating, as far as is possible, the daily lives and experiences of a people who for a time became the supreme political and military power in the ancient Near East.

The Hittites and Their World

Author: Billie Jean Collins

Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

ISBN: 1589836723

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 5851

Lost to history for millennia, the Hittites have regained their position among the great civilizations of the Late Bronze Age Near East, thanks to a century of archaeological discovery and philological investigation. The Hittites and Their World provides a concise, current, and engaging introduction to the history, society, and religion of this Anatolian empire, taking the reader from its beginnings in the period of the Assyrian Colonies in the nineteenth century B.C.E. to the eclipse of the Neo-Hittite cities at the end of the eighth century B.C.E. The numerous analogues with the biblical world featured throughout the volume together represent a comprehensive and up-to-date survey of the varied and significant contributions of Hittite studies to biblical interpretation.

Letters from the Hittite Kingdom

Author: Harry A. Hoffner,Gary M. Beckman

Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

ISBN: 1589832124

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 450

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This is the first book-length collection in English of letters from the ancient kingdom of the Hittites. All known well-preserved examples, including the important corpus of letters from the provincial capital of Tapikka, are reproduced here in romanized transcription and English translation, accompanied by introductory essays, explanatory notes on the text and its translation, and a complete description of the rules of Hittite correspondence compared with that of other ancient Middle Eastern states. Letters containing correspondence between kings and their foreign peers, between kings and their officials in the provinces, and between these officials themselves reveal rich details of provincial administration, the relationships and duties of the officials, and tantalizing glimpses of their private lives. Matters discussed include oversight of agriculture, tax liabilities, litigation, inheritance rights, defense against hostile groups on the kingdom's periphery, and consulting the gods by means of oracular procedures.

The Hittite

Author: Ben Bova

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780765363633

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 2820

Lukka, a Hittite soldier bent on revenge, travels across ancient Greece, proves himself as a warrior in the Battle of Troy, builds the Trojan Horse, topples the walls of Jericho for the Israelites, and casts his eye on the beautiful Helen.

Beginning Hittite

Author: Warren Howard Held,William R. Schmalstieg,Janet E. Gertz

Publisher: Slavica Pub


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 218

View: 979

The Kingdom of the Hittites

Author: Trevor Bryce

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019927908X

Category: History

Page: 554

View: 4964

Translations from the original texts are a particular feature of the book. Thus on many issues the Hittites and their contemporaries are allowed to speak to the modern reader for themselves."--BOOK JACKET.

Ephron Son of Zohar

Ephron the Hittite Book One

Author: Michael J. Findley

Publisher: Findley Family Video Publications


Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 124

View: 2660

Ephron's father Zohar chooses him to lead their family. He not only has vital skills to ensure the security and growth of their tribe but he is still unmarried. Zohar plans to unite the Hittite tribes using Ephron and his sister as peace children in arranged marriages. Marauding enemies and rising waters threaten the homelands of fellow Hittites but no one wants to sacrifice autonomy just for safety, food, clothing, and shelter. Family patriarch Heth's arrival might settle the unrest, but when he does not appear, his representatives find rising tensions and a need for desperate action to show strength, unity, and prosperity. Ephron can't force Shelometh, his intended bride, to marry him. Will she make his tireless work pay off, or destroy his future and her own?

Iron Age Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions

Author: Annick Payne

Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

ISBN: 1589836588

Category: Religion

Page: 136

View: 6467

Hieroglyphic Luwian belongs to the Anatolian group of ancient languages and was inscribed primarily on stone, using an indigenous Anatolian pictorial writing system. These Hieroglyphic Luwian inscriptions were written over a period of centuries in the region of Anatolia and northern Syria. Their authors were primarily the rulers of the so-called Neo-Hittite states, contemporaries and neighbors of early Israel. This volume collects some of the most important and representative of the inscriptions in transliteration and translation, organized by genre. Each text is accompanied by relevant information on provenance, dating, and other points of interest that will engage specialist and nonspecialist alike.

From Hittite to Homer

The Anatolian Background of Ancient Greek Epic

Author: Mary R. Bachvarova

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521509793

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 600

View: 6512

Bold new approach to the prehistory of Homeric epic arguing for a fresh understanding of how Near Eastern influence worked.

The Hittites

Author: O. R. Gurney

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1787201074

Category: History

Page: 233

View: 9595

The rediscovery of the ancient empire of the Hittites has been a major achievement of the last hundred years. Known from the Old Testament as one of the tribes occupying the Promised Land, the Hittites were in reality a powerful neighbouring kingdom: highly advanced in political organization, administration of justice and military genius; with a literature inscribed in cuneiform writing on clay tablets; and with a rugged and individual figurative art, to be seen on stone monuments and on scattered rock faces in isolated areas. This classic account reconstructs, in fascinating detail, a complete and balanced picture of Hittite civilization, using both established and more recent sources.

Hittite and the Indo-European Verb

Author: Jay H. Jasanoff

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199249059

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 270

View: 734

This book reconciles what is known of the Proto-Indo-European verbal system with the evidence of Hittite and the other early Anatolian languages. The decipherment of Hittite in 1917 and the recognition that it was an Indo-European language had dramatic consequences for conceptions of the Indo-European parent language. For most of the twentieth century, the 'disconnects' between Hittite and the other early languages such as Sanskrit and Greek have been the subject of research,scholars finally realizing that the question was not whether the conventional picture of the parent language should be modified to account for the facts of Hittite, but how. After investigating the subject for twenty-five years, Professor Jasanoff proposes a resolution of the problem that is the mostthorough and systematic yet published. In this outstanding book he puts forward a new and revolutionary model of the Proto-Indo-European verbal system which will have a profound impact on the study of the Indo-European family of languages. It also represents a significant advance in the understanding of the history of Indo-European.

Hittite Diplomatic Texts

Author: Gary M. Beckman

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 224

View: 1316

This work presents full translations of more than 50 documents from the files of the "foreign office" of the Hittite Empire: 21 treaties, 18 diplomatic letters, and 18 royal edicts and miscellaneous records concerning the relations of the Hittites with their Anatolian and Syrian vassals, as well as with other great powers such as Egypt, Assyria, and Babylonia. Originally composed in Hittite or in the Akkadian lingua franca of the day, many of these texts have never before appeared in English. A short introduction places each document in its historical and cultural context, and a general essay acquaints the reader with the diplomatic practice of the Late Bronze Age. This collection of documents will be a major source book for historians of the Ancient Near East and for students of cuneiform and Biblical law. It will also prove useful for those investigating the relationship between Biblical covenant theology and its possible antecedents in older Near Eastern treaty patterns.

A Grammar of the Hittite Language

Author: Harry A. Hoffner,Harold Craig Melchert

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781575061191

Category: Hittite language

Page: 468

View: 5592

Hoffner and Melchert's long-awaited work is sure to become both the standard reference grammar and the main teaching tool for the Hittite language. The first volume includes a thorough description of Hittite grammar, grounded in an abundance of textual examples. Moreover, the authors take into account a vast array of studies on all aspects of the Hittite language. In the five decades since the publication of the second edition of Johannes Friedrich's Hethitisches Elementarbuch (1960), our knowledge of Hittite grammar has become more detailed and nuanced, especially because of the number of new texts available and the growing body of secondary literature.

The Art of the Hittites

Author: Ekrem Akurgal

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art, Hittite

Page: 315

View: 5063

Describes the art, society, language, and religion in the five periods of Hittite history.

The Hittites

The Story of a Forgotten Empire

Author: Archibald Henry Sayce

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465540016

Category: Hittites

Page: 240

View: 9021

Luwian Identities

Culture, Language and Religion Between Anatolia and the Aegean

Author: Alice Mouton,Ian Rutherford,Ilya Yakubovich

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004253416

Category: History

Page: 612

View: 8749

The Luwians inhabited Anatolia and Syria some three thousand years ago. The present collective volume addresses the questions of their homeland, material and spiritual culture, and relationship with neighbors. It strives to promote Luwian studies as a new interdisciplinary research field.

Anatolian Interfaces

Hittites, Greeks and their Neighbours

Author: Billie Jean Collins,Mary R. Bachvarova,Ian Rutherford

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 178297475X

Category: History

Page: 216

View: 4155

The papers in this collection are the product of the conference "Hittites, Greeks and Their Neighbors in Ancient Anatolia: An International Conference on Cross-Cultural Interaction," hosted by Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. They cover an impressive range of issues relating to the complex cultural interactions that took place on Anatolian soil over the course of two millennia, in the process highlighting the difficulties inherent in studying societies that are multi-cultural in their make-up and outlook, as well as the role that cultural identity played in shaping those interactions. Topics include possible sources of tension along the Mycenaean-Anatolian interface; the transmission of mythological and religious elements between cultures; the change across time and space in literary motifs as they are adapted to new milieus and new audiences; the ways in which linguistic data can refine our understanding of the interrelations between the various peoples who lived in Anatolia; and the role that the Anatolian kingdoms of the first millennium played as cultural filters and conduits through which North Syrian or Near Eastern ideas or materials were transmitted to the Greeks.

Hieroglyphic Luwian

An Introduction with Original Texts

Author: Annick Payne

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 9783447061094

Category: History

Page: 215

View: 6933

This book has been written for beginners studying on their own and assumes no prior knowledge of the subject. It begins with the history of the language and its discovery and decipherment up to the present day. It contains a clearly structured concise grammar which offers much original material on Luwian syntax. Twelve reading exercises introduce the basic grammatical principles and are carefully graded to allow the reader to build up a knowledge of common signs and vocabulary as well as giving a broad introduction toHieroglyphic Luwian literature. Grammatical analysis, commentary, vocabulary notes and a revision section accompany each text. Additionally, the book includes the most extensive up-to-date vocabulary available and a complete sign list. Both will serve the reader as invaluable tools for any further study of the subject.

A Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean

Author: Jeremy McInerney

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118834380

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 600

View: 8668

A Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean presents a comprehensive collection of essays contributed by Classical Studies scholars that explore questions relating to ethnicity in the ancient Mediterranean world. Covers topics of ethnicity in civilizations ranging from ancient Egypt and Israel, to Greece and Rome, and into Late Antiquity Features cutting-edge research on ethnicity relating to Philistine, Etruscan, and Phoenician identities Reveals the explicit relationships between ancient and modern ethnicities Introduces an interpretation of ethnicity as an active component of social identity Represents a fundamental questioning of formally accepted and fixed categories in the field