Ancient writing systems in the Mediterranean

A critical guide to electronic resources

Cuneiform Luwian

- 1400 B.C. - 1200 B.C.

Online resources

Institutions, centers for study and research

  1. Luwili: Luwian Religious Discourse Between Anatolia and Syria
    The Luwili project (ANR-17-FRAL-0007-01) is a Franco-German research project led by Alice Mouton (CNRS, UMR 8167) and Ilya Yakubovich(Marburg University). This 3-year project (2018-2021) is funded by the ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche) and the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft). It gathers 16 researchers as team members and partners from various universities and research centers. The first aim of the Luwili project consists in publishing all the Luwian religious texts in Cuneiform that still remain without translation.
  2. eDiAna
    The Digital Philological-Etymological Dictionary of the Minor Anatolian Corpus Languages.
    It provides the first exhaustive lexical analysis of the entire corpus of the lesser attested ancient Anatolian languages, i.e., Luwian (cuneiform and hieroglyphic), Lycian (A and B), Carian, Lydian, Palaic, Sidetic, and Pisidian.
  3. PALaC
    PALaC aims to study all traces of linguistic contact in the text corpora of the Anatolian area in the 2nd and early 1st millennium BC, comparing the results of linguistic analysis with data on the historical and cultural geography of the Ancient Near East.

Collections of texts and digital libraries

  1. Anatolian Databases, H.C. Melchert
    This page gives access to a Lexicon of cuneiform Luwian language (Cuneiform Luwian Lexikon) and to the corpus of the Luwian cuneiform texts in transliteration. Both can be downloaded in pdf.
  2. Silvin Košak, Konkordanz der hethitischen Keilschrifttafeln, On-Line Datenbank
    The database collects a classification of texts in Luwian language that were found during excavations of the Hittite capital city, Hattusa.