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Of God(s), Trees, Kings, and Scholars: Neo-Assyrian and Related Studies in Honour of Simo Parpola

@inproceedings{Luukko2009OfGT,
  title={Of God(s), Trees, Kings, and Scholars: Neo-Assyrian and Related Studies in Honour of Simo Parpola},
  author={Mikko Luukko and Saana Sv{\"a}rd and R. Mattila},
  year={2009}
}
The rather euphemistic “lady of the house”,2 bēlat bēti,3 appears twelve4 times in the extant Neo-Assyrian sources. The overall interpretation of the compound must, however, be more complex than its straightforward translation. In this article, we will aim at clarifying the identity of the ladies who carried this title in the NeoAssyrian period as well as briefly discussing the possible problems and/or prospects resulting from the proposed identifications. We will argue that more than half of… Expand
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