This past summer, Princeton University’s Classics Department hosted an intensive summer course on the Semitic language. Hamza M. Zafer, Associate Professor in Near Eastern and African Languages at the University of Washington, taught the course; he is currently a Katz Fellow in Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Hopefully, “introducing students to Ge’ez will lay the foundation for future research into the influence and significance of Ge’ez in antiquity”. Courses like this push at the epistemological borders of classical studies, allowing for more and different stories about antiquity to come forth. Great job to Professor Zafer for organizing this effort; the Lab is excited to witness what’s next!
Read more about the effort here: https://classics.princeton.edu/department/news/princeton-teaches-geez-first-time.