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The Reception of Sumerian Literature in the Western Periphery

  title={The Reception of Sumerian Literature in the Western Periphery},
  author={Maurizio Sanzio Viano},
The composition A Prayer for a King (PfK) is a prayer to the god Enlil on behalf of an unnamed king. This text is unknown from the Old Babylonian literature and is only attested in a bilingual recension preserved on two tablets from Emar and Ugarit. E 775 is a single-column tablet from Emar containing a bilingual version of the text in interlinear format. RS 79.25 is the left edge of a tablet discovered at Ugarit in Maison A containing the phonetic Sumerian version of the text.1473 A parallel… 

An Uprising at Karkar: A New Historical-Literary Text

This paper offers a new edition of the Middle Babylonian bilingual fragment VS 17, 43 (VAT 1514) together with the duplicate lines found on the obverse of the Kassite period exercise tablet CBS 7884.

Representations of rebellion in the Assyrian royal inscriptions

This dissertation is a study of the literary motifs and topoi relating to rebellion in the Assyrian royal inscriptions. It is particularly concerned with the ways in which the Assyrian kings and

The Bilingual Chiasmus: A Unique Rhetorical Device for “Knotting” Words in Sumerian-Akkadian Literature

The chiasmus is one of the most widespread rhetorical devices in world literature, and it appears in most languages. However, a completely different type of chiasmus is also possible: a chiasmus

Exegeting Enoch: Re-inscribing a Mesopotamian Figure in the Yahwist Narrative

  • J. Cooley
  • Art
    Journal of Near Eastern Studies
  • 2021
The antediluvian Enoch, introduced in the book ofGenesis (4:17–18 and 5:23–24) and extensively characterized in Jewish texts of the Second Temple Period, has long been a focus of scholarship on the

Les neiges d’antan : “Early rulers” and the vanity theme in Mesopotamian wisdom literature and beyond

Les neiges d’antan: “Early Rulers” and the Vanity Theme in Mesopotamian Wisdom Literature and Beyond This article will examine the occurrence of the “Vanity Theme” in Mesopotamian wisdom literature

Urban Squares in Late Bronze Age Ugarit: a Street View on Ancient Near Eastern Governance

This article deals with the socio-political dimension of public space in 13th-century bc Ugarit, with a particular focus on the city’s squares. Ugarit, located on the Syrian seacoast immediately

Sumerian in the Middle Assyrian Period



Tukulti-Ninurta I and the Assyrian King List

The Middle Assyrian tablet fragment BM 98496 (Th 1905–4–9, 2), published here by permission of the Trustees of the British Museum, was excavated by Campbell Thompson at Nineveh in 1905, and a correct

Transmission of Recitative Literature by the Hittites

The transmission of literary texts of foreign origin poses different but no less complex problems to the transmission of rituals from peripheral regions such as Arzawa and Kizzuwatna. A hymn for the

The Emar Lexical Texts

This four-part work provides a philological analysis and a theoretical interpretation of the cuneiform lexical texts found in the Late Bronze Age city of Emar, in present-day Syria. These word and

Enlil and Ninlil: The Marriage of Sud

THIS ARTICLE IS AN EDITION OF A RELATIVELY COMPLETE MYTHICAL TALE, known since 1967 (JNES 26, 200ff.). The publication by 0. R. Gurney of a NeoAssyrian bilingual tablet in 1964 with a substantial

A Middle Assyrian Tablet of Utukkū Lemnūtu, Tablet 12

The Middle Assyrian Tablet BM 130660 adds new material to the latter part of Tablet 12 of Utukkū Lemnūtu, which is imperfectly known from NA and LB sources, mainly from Kuyunjik and Assur. The gaps

CT 58, no. 70. A Middle Babylonian eršahunga

  • M. Geller
  • Art
    Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
  • 1992
Stefan Maul has presented Assyriology with a model study of an important genre of liturgical texts, the so-called eršahunga-prayers designed to still the heart of an angry god. The texts appear in

Kassite Exercises: Literary and Lexical Extracts

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

Urnamma of Ur in Sumerian Literary Tradition

This book presents new standard editions of all the hitherto known hymns of Urnamma, the founder of the Third Dynasty of Ur (fl. 2100 B.C.), and adds new perspectives to the compositions and

Searching for Akkadian Lyrics: From Old Babylonian to the "Liederkatalog" KAR 158

of Akkadian literature is found. While during this period everyday documents were written in the Old Babylonian dialect, poetic literature, in particular lyrical literature, was written in Sumerian,

The Tablet and its Scribe: Between Archival and Scribal Spaces in Late Empire Period Ḫattusa

Abstract This study explores the personal copyist statement in the tablet colophons, the scribes who appear in them and the tablets’ findspots in order to demonstrate the relationships between text,