A Late Composition Dedicated to Nergal

  title={A Late Composition Dedicated to Nergal},
  author={Ludovica Cecilia},
  journal={Altorientalische Forschungen},
  pages={204 - 213}
  • Ludovica Cecilia
  • Published 6 November 2019
  • Linguistics
  • Altorientalische Forschungen
Abstract This article treats a composition that was probably dedicated to Nergal, a god with a long cultic tradition in ancient Mesopotamia who was mainly related to war and death. The text was first edited by Böhl (1949; 1953: 207–216, 496–497), followed by Ebeling (1953: 116–117). Later, Seux (1976: 85–88) and Foster (2005: 708–709) translated and commented upon it. I will present a new reading of the invocation on the tablet’s upper edge, which confirms that the tablet originated in Uruk… 

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