Kassite Exercises: Literary and Lexical Extracts

  title={Kassite Exercises: Literary and Lexical Extracts},
  author={Nicolaas Christiaan Veldhuis},
  journal={Journal of Cuneiform Studies},
  pages={67 - 94}
  • N. Veldhuis
  • Published 1 January 2000
  • Linguistics
  • Journal of Cuneiform Studies
The development and transmission of cuneiform literature between the Old Babylonian period and the first millennium is still inadequately known and understood. The group of tablets presented here provides a small window on the riches of the literary and lexical texts used in Kassite period education. In addition to lexical extracts, the exercises include a surprising variety of texts and genres in both Akkadian and Sumerian: myths (Inana's Descent; Enlil and Sud), proverbs, riddles(?), Code of… 

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