EGYPT 103/513 Introduction to Hieroglyphic Egyptian II
Instructor: Prof. Scott Noegel
Faculty URL: http://faculty.washington.edu/snoegel/
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.
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)
Grading: Graduate Students
35% Writing or other project to be agreed upon by student and instructor
55% preparation of in-class readings
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
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.
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.