Onofrio Carruba

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Onofrio Carruba ( December 21, 1930 - September 22, 2016 ) was an Italian linguist and Hittite scientist .

Career and work

After working as an assistant at various universities between 1954 and 1964, Onofrio Carruba became Professor of Anatolian Studies in 1965 . Since 1976 he was a professor at the University of Pavia . In the academic year 2006/2007 he became professore emerito .

Onofrio Carruba studied Indo-European and Old Anatolian linguistics , philology and history . From 2000 to 2006 he was the coordinator of various inter-university research projects on Ancient Near Eastern Studies, in which the Universities of Florence and Trieste were involved in addition to Pavia . International cooperation took place with Gernot Wilhelm in Würzburg. Carruba also made contributions to the Boǧazköy texts .


From 1961 to 1963 he was a fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation with Johannes Friedrich in Berlin and Erich Neu in Bochum. In 1976 Onofrio Carruba was awarded the “Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei” prize for linguistics. In 2006 he was awarded the Gold Medal of Honor ( Medaglia d'oro ) from the University of Pavia.


Most important writings

  • The incantation ritual for the goddess Wisurijanza (= studies on the Boǧazköy texts . Book 2). Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden 1966.
  • The Palaic. Texts, grammar, lexicon (= studies on the Boǧazköy texts . Issue 10). Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden 1970, ISBN 3-447-01283-8 .
  • Contributions to Luwischen. In: Johann Tischler (Ed.): Serta indogermanica. Festschrift for Günter Neumann on the occasion of his 60th birthday (= Innsbruck contributions to linguistics. Volume 40). Institute for Linguistics of the University, Innsbruck 1982, ISBN 3-85124-568-7 , 35–51.
  • Ahhija e Ahhijawa, la Grecia e l'Egeo. In: Theo PJ van den Hout, Johan de Roos (ed.): Studio historiae ardens. Ancient Near Eastern Studies Presented to Philo HJ Houwink ten Cate on the Occasion of his 65th Birthday (= Uitgaven van het Nederlands Historisch-Archaeologische Instituut te Istanbul. 74). Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten et al., Leiden 1995, ISBN 90-6258-075-0 , pp. 7-21, ( PDF; 19.4 MB ).
  • Anittae res gestae (= Studia mediterranea. Volume 13 = Studia mediterranea. Series Hethaea. Volume 1). Italian University Press, Pavia 2003, ISBN 88-8258-021-0 .

Web links


  1. ^ Newsletter of the University of Pavia
  2. page at the Humboldt Foundation
  3. Inaugurazione dell'Anno accademico 2006/2007, page 58 PDF 1.7 MB