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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
CLASSICAL LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES AND ANCIENT HISTORY
Course unit
SEMITIC PHILOLOGY
LE06102919, A.A. 2016/17

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
CLASSICAL LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES AND ANCIENT HISTORY
LE0612, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2016/17
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination SEMITIC PHILOLOGY
Website of the academic structure http://www.dissgea.unipd.it/
Department of reference Department of Historical and Geographic Sciences and the Ancient World
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge SALVATORE GASPA L-OR/01

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
LE06102919 SEMITIC PHILOLOGY SALVATORE GASPA LE0612
SUP4064551 SEMITIC PHILOLOGY: BIBLICAL HEBREW SALVATORE GASPA IA0280
SUP4064551 SEMITIC PHILOLOGY: BIBLICAL HEBREW SALVATORE GASPA IA0280

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines L-OR/07 Semitistics - Languages and Literature of Ethiopia 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 27/09/2016
End of activities 20/01/2017
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2019 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 Commissione 2018/19 01/06/2019 30/11/2019 GASPA SALVATORE (Presidente)
LANFRANCHI GIOVANNI-BATTISTA (Membro Effettivo)
FRANCIA ENRICO (Supplente)
5 Commissione 2017/18 01/12/2017 30/09/2018 GASPA SALVATORE (Presidente)
LANFRANCHI GIOVANNI-BATTISTA (Membro Effettivo)
4 Commissione 2016/17 01/12/2016 30/11/2017 GASPA SALVATORE (Presidente)
LANFRANCHI GIOVANNI-BATTISTA (Membro Effettivo)
3 Commissione 2015/16 01/10/2015 30/11/2016 LANFRANCHI GIOVANNI-BATTISTA (Presidente)
CAVAGGIONI FRANCESCA (Membro Effettivo)
GASPA SALVATORE (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: No prerequisites.
Target skills and knowledge: Knowledge of the introductory elements of comparative grammar of the Semitic languages.
Knowledge of the ancient Hebrew writing in the printed square version of the "Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia".
Basic knowledge of the grammar and of the syntax of the ancient Hebrew language.
Full understanding of Biblical passages in ancient Hebrew from the Pentateuch.
Examination methods: Final oral exam.
Reading, translation and grammatical comments of passages of the Ancient Testament according to the "Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia" edition.
Assessment criteria: Judgement of the knowledge of the basic grammatical features of the Semitic languages (phonology and morphology).
Jugdment of the knowledge of the main graphic, phonetic, grammatical and syntactic rules of the Biblical Hebrew.
Judgment of the ability in reading, translating, commenting grammatically and syntactically a passage in Biblical Hebrew.
Course unit contents: Learning of the introductory elements about classification of the Semitic languages, general features of Semitic phonology and morphology, history and geographical distribution of the Semitic languages and writing systems of the Semitic languages.
Learning of the system of the square Hebrew writing.
Exercises of reading and writing.
Basic elements of phonology, grammar and syntax.
Learning in detail of some aspects of grammar (nouns and adjectives, verbs, adverbs, subjunctions and particles) and syntax.
Exercises of reading, translation, grammatical and syntactical commentary.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The Semitic languages: Classification. Introductory elements to Semitic phonology and morphology. Introduction to history and geography of the Semitic languages. Introduction to the writing systems of the Semitic languages.
The Biblical Hebrew language: structure and relations with the Semitic languages.
Elemenst phonology, grammar and syntax.
Reading, and grammatical and syntactical commentary of some selected texts of the Ancient Testament.
Front lessons and exercise of reading, translation, and grammatical and syntactical comment on Biblical Hebrew.
Additional notes about suggested reading: A steady attendance to the lessons is highly recommended.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • G. Garbini, O. Durand, Introduzione alle lingue semitiche (Studi sul Vicino Oriente antico 2). Brescia: Paideia, 1994. Cerca nel catalogo
  • A. Carrozzini, Grammatica della lingua ebraica. Casale Monferrato: Marietti, 1997. Vale qualsiasi ristampa antecedente o successiva dell'edizione originaria. Prenotare il volume con anticipo rispetto all'inizio del corso. Cerca nel catalogo