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Lidewij E. van de Peut M.A.


Ancient Languages and Texts (ALT)


09 – 10/2012     
Archaeological fieldwork led by Prof. Dr. J. Eidem at Tell Shemshara, Iraq.

2011 – 2012     
Secretary 58e Rencontre d'Assyriologique Internationale, held at Leiden University (16-20 July).

2009 – 2012     
M.A. in Classics and Ancient Near Eastern Civilisations' (Research master), specialization: Assyriology, at Leiden University, the Netherlands.

2009 – 2010     
Treasurer Committee DUSANE IV (DUtch Symposium of the Ancient Near East), held 27 March 2010 at Leiden University.

2005 – 2009     
B.A. in 'Talen en Culturen van Mesopotamië en Anatolië', at Leiden University, the Netherlands.

Persuading the Divine: The Emergence and Development of Hittite Prayers

Lidewij van de Peut studied Assyriology at Leiden University, the Netherlands, with a special focus on the Akkadian and Hittite language. Her main interests include Hittite and Mesopotamian literature and religion. In her doctoral thesis she investigated how Hittite prayers were composed. Through careful textual, structural, and comparative analysis three related aspects are examined: the rhetorical function of prayers, the structure of the texts, and the extent to which older prayers have been reused to create new ones.

This dissertation project was successfully completed within the Research Group C-1 Deixis and frames of reference: Strategies of perspectivation in language, text, and imageof the Excellence Cluster 264 Topoi.