October 17, 2017
The Afterlife of Akkadian
Univeresity of Texas at Austin
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Breasted Hall of the Oriental Instititute
Reception to follow in the Edgar and Deborah Jannotta Mesopotamian Gallery
Akkadian ceased to be a spoken language some two millennia ago. But, Akkadian words lived on in other languages, from Aramaic and Arabic, to Greek and Latin, to Spanish and English. This lecture will trace some of those words, in an etymological tour of the ancient and modern Near East, the Aegean, and Europe.