Hittite texts

The corpus of texts written in the Hittite language is indexed by the Catalogue des Textes Hittites (CTH, since 1971).[1] The catalogue is only a classification of texts; it does not give the texts. One traditionally cites texts by their numbers in CTH. Major sources for studies of selected texts themselves are the books of the StBoT series and the online Textzeugnisse der Hethiter.[2]

CTH numbering scheme

The texts are classified as follows:

Selected texts

Some Wikipedia articles dedicated to specific Hittite texts follow. More are to be found as sections of other articles.

Old Kingdom

New Kingdom


  1. Laroche, Emmanuel (1971). Catalogue des textes hittites. Études et commentaires, 75 (in French). Paris. The first edition came out in 1956. A supplement was published in 1972: Laroche, Emmanuel (1972). "Catalogue des Textes Hittites, premier supplément". Revue hittite et asianique. XXX: 94–133.
  2. "Textzeugnisse der Hethiter (Hethitologie Portal Mainz)" (in German, French, Italian, and English). Gerfrid G.W. Müller & Gernot Wilhelm. 2002–2013.


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