The BerGSAS organized an international conference "Tense and Aspect in Ancient Languages" on June 28th and 29th at the Faculty of Theology of the HU. The conference took place within the framework of the doctoral program Ancient Languages and Texts (ALT) and was sponsored by the Einstein Center Chronoi.
One of the particular challenges of translating and interpreting ancient and Ancient Oriental texts is the grammatical and semantic recording of time. From a grammatical point of view, this concerns above all the determination of the function of morphological differences between verbs (aspect, mode, time) and syntactic structures (parataxis and hypotaxis). In the conference organized by the Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies, the problems of tempus and aspect in the languages of classical antiquity, the Ancient Near East and Egypt have been discussed in a comparative way. Not only the translations into modern languages have been examined, but also ancient translations, for example from Hebrew and Aramaic into Greek and Latin.
Zeit & Ort
28.06.2019 - 29.06.2019
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin