Hrozný and Hittite

The First Hundred Years


This volume collects 33 papers that were presented at the international conference held at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in November 2015 to celebrate the centenary of Bedřich Hrozný’s identification of Hittite as an Indo-European language. Contributions are grouped into three sections, “Hrozný and His Discoveries,” “Hittite and Indo-European,” and “The Hittites and Their Neighbors,” and span the full range of Hittite studies and related disciplines, from Anatolian and Indo-European linguistics and cuneiform philology to Ancient Near Eastern archaeology, history, and religion. The authors hail from 15 countries and include leading figures as well as emerging scholars in the fields of Hittitology, Indo-European, and Ancient Near Eastern studies.

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Ronald I. Kim, Ph.D. (2002), University of Pennsylvania, is Associate Professor in the Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań. He is author of over 60 articles, mainly on the historical grammar of Indo-European languages, and coeditor of Indo-European Linguistics (Brill).
Jana Mynářová, Ph.D. (2004), Charles University, Prague, is Associate Professor in the Czech Institute of Egyptology at that university. She specializes in the relations between Egypt and the Ancient Near East in the 2nd millennium BC and is author of Language of Amarna – Language of Diplomacy. Perspectives on the Amarna Letters (2007).
Peter Pavúk, Ph.D. (2006), Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, is Associate Professor of Classical Archaeology, Charles University, Prague. He has published several monographs and edited volumes, as well as articles on the Aegean and Anatolian Bronze Age, most notably on the site of Troy.


Part 1: Hrozný and His Discoveries

1 Hrozný’s Excavations at Kültepe and the Resurrection of a Bronze Age Palace
Gojko Barjamovic
2 Hrozný’s Excavations, 1924–1925: Sheikh Sa’ad, Tell Erfad
Jan Bouzek
3 Hrozný and the Decipherment of Hieroglyphic Luwian
J.D. Hawkins
4 Bedřich Hrozný and the Aegean Writing Systems: An Early Decipherment Attempt
Artemis Karnava
5 A Fruitful Collaboration between E. Sellin and B. Hrozný during his Viennese Years: The Cuneiform Texts from Tell Taanach and Their Impact on Syro-Levantine Studies
Regine Pruzsinszky

Part 2: Hittite and Indo-European

6 Consonant Clusters, Defective Notation of Vowels and Syllable Structure in Caromemphite
Ignasi-Xavier Adiego
7 Tagging and Searching the Hittite Corpus
Dita Frantíková
8 The Phonetics and Phonology of the Hittite Dental Stops
Alwin Kloekhorst
9 Über die hethitische 3. Sg. Präsens auf -ia-Iz-zi
Martin Joachim Kümmel
10 The Word for Wine in Anatolian, Greek, Armenian, Italic, Etruscan, Semitic and Its Indo-European Origin
Reiner Lipp
11 Satzanfänge im Hethitischen
Rosemarie Lühr
12 Hittite Historical Phonology after 100 Years (and after 20 Years)
H. Craig Melchert
13 MUNUS/fduttarii̯ata/i- and Some Other Indo-European Maidens
Veronika Milanova
14 One Century of Heteroclitic Inflection
Georges-Jean Pinault
15 From Experiential Contact to Abstract Thought: Reflections on Some Hittite Outcomes of PIE *steh2- ‘to stand’ and *men- ‘to think’
Marianna Pozza
16 Hittite Syntax 100 Years Later: The Case of Hittite Indefinite Pronouns
Andrei V. Sideltsev
17 Das unerwartete in der altassyrischen Nebenüberlieferung hethitischer Wörter
Zsolt Simon
18 The Personal Deictic Function of Hittite kāša, kāšma and kāšat(t)a: Further Evidence from the Texts
Charles W. Steitler
19 Lycian Erimñnuha
Jan Tavernier
20 The Indo-European Feminine, the Neuter, and the Diagnostic Value of the τὰ ζῷα τρέχει rule in Greek and Anatolian
Annette Teffeteller
21 Sidetisch – Ein Update zu Schrift und Sprache
Christian Zinko and Michaela Zinko

Part 3: The Hittites and Their Neighbors

22 The LÚ.MEŠ SAG and Their Rise to Prominence
Tayfun Bilgin
23 Virginity in Hittite Ritual
Billie Jean Collins
24 Venus in Furs: Sappho fr. 101 Voigt between East and West
Alexander Dale
25 A Problem of Meaning: Variations in Hittite Landscape as Narrated in the Sun-god’s mugawar ( CTH 323)
Romina Della Casa
26 „Fehler“ und Fehlschreibungen in hethitischen Texten
Susanne Görke
27 Personennamen der hethitischen Großreichszeit als Quellen religiöser Verhältnisse
Manfred Hutter
28 Die Gottheit Nikarawa in Karkamiš
Sylvia Hutter-Braunsar
29 From Nerik to Emar
Patrick M. Michel
30 The Last Foothold of Arzawa: The Problem of the Location of Puranda and Mount Arinnanda Revisited
Rostislav Oreshko
31 Phrygia and the Near East
Maya Vassileva
32 The Disappearance of Telipinu in the Context of Indo-European Myth
Roger D. Woodard
33 Foreign Medical Knowledge in Ḫattuša: The Transmission and Reception of Mesopotamian Therapeutic Texts in the Hittite World
Valeria Zubieta Lupo
All interested in Hittite, Anatolian, and Indo-European linguistics; Hittite society, religion, and relations with other Ancient Near Eastern cultures; as well as the contributions of Bedřich Hrozný.
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