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.
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.
Table of contents
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
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
*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
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 (
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 Index
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.