Mathematical and Philological Insights on Cuneiform Texts. Neugebauer’s Correspondence with Fellow Assyriologists

@inproceedings{Proust2016MathematicalAP,
  title={Mathematical and Philological Insights on Cuneiform Texts. Neugebauer’s Correspondence with Fellow Assyriologists},
  author={Christine Proust},
  year={2016}
}
When reading an ancient text, we are deeply indebted to readings made previously by scholars who edited the texts and made them available. The process of decipherment, transliteration, translation, and commentary does not provide us with the raw material, but rather with interpretations of these texts. These reading keys are not always made explicit in the publications, but they appear more clearly in the editors’ working documents, such as drafts, letters, annotations or notebooks. In recent… CONTINUE READING