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Cornell University    
 
    
 
  Nov 17, 2017
 
Courses of Study 2017-2018
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AKKAD 1410 - [Akkadian Language I: Code of Hammurabi]


(CU-ITL)     
Fall. Not offered 2017-2018. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Co-meets with AKKAD 6410 .

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This course is a basic introduction to Akkadian, the language that dominated the writing of ancient Iraq for 2,500 years. It was the language of the empires of Babylonia and Assyria and the Epic of Gilgamesh. Students will become familiar with the basic grammar of Akkadian and will, by the end of the semester, be reading and translating the Code of Hammurabi in the original cuneiform script.



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