The BerGSAS organizes an international conference "Tense and Aspect in Ancient Languages" on June 28th and 29th at the Faculty of Theology of the HU. The conference will be held within the framework of the doctoral program Ancient Languages and Texts (ALT) and is 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 will be discussed in a comparative way. Not only the translations into modern languages will be examined, but also ancient translations, for example from Hebrew and Aramaic into Greek and Latin.
Time & Location
Jun 28, 2019 - Jun 29, 2019
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin