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The Gods Rich in Praise: Early Greek and Mesopotamian Religious Poetry
Acknowledgements Abbreviations Conventions Introduction 1. Sumerian Hymns of the Old Babylonian Period 2. Akkadian Hymns of the Old Babylonian Period 3. The Hittite Evidence in the Light of the Old
The Song of Innana and Išme-Dagan: An Edition of BM 23820+23831
Abstract: This article offers a first edition of BM 23820+23831, a manuscript of a previously unknown Old Babylonian Sumerian poem on the relationship between the goddess Innana and king Išme-Dagan
Old Babylonian Religious Poetry in Anatolia: From Solar Hymn to Plague Prayer
Abstract: In a recently published Old Babylonian Sumerian solar hymn, a diseased supplicant inquires into the nature of a past but unknown religious offence with which he has angered his personal
did not ‘plow . . . fields with dragons’ teeth’ and the year ‘41–0 BCE’ is momentarily diverting. Pedants must blanch at the following sentence. ‘For most of its history humankind has been