A Mesopotamian Miscellany

Gorgias Press
  • erscheint ca. am 28. Dezember 2020
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 174 Seiten
978-1-4632-4052-3 (ISBN)
Drawn from Akkadian and Sumerian tablets in the Yale Babylonian Collection, many of them previously unpublished, this collection of readings brings to life the vibrancy of ancient Mesopotamian literature, beyond its better-known myths and epics. The book's unique thematic structure presents a wide range of timeless subjects, while the individual selections open new perspectives, thanks to their vivid details. The texts include letters, poems, prayers, humorous sketches, dialogues, and proverbs. Each theme is introduced, followed by brief commentaries on the dozen or more illustrative texts. Suggestions for further reading are also provided, as well as a map, chronological outline, and general introduction.
  • Englisch
  • Piscataway
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  • USA
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • Höhe: 229 mm
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  • Breite: 152 mm
978-1-4632-4052-3 (9781463240523)

Karen Polinger Foster is a Lecturer in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and History of Art at Yale University. Benjamin R. Foster is William M. Laffan Professor of Assyriology and Babylonian Literature at Yale University.

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