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Studies Presented to Robert D. Biggs, June 4, 2004 (Martha T Roth Matthew Stopler (eds)) Paperback Book, (Oriental Institute, 2007) 9781885923448
Studies Presented to Robert D. Biggs, June 4, 2004 (Martha T Roth Matthew Stopler (eds)) Paperback Book, (Oriental Institute, 2007) 9781885923448
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Title: Studies Presented to Robert D. Biggs, June 4, 2004

Author: Roth, Martha T Matthew Stopler (eds)

Publisher: Oriental Institute/U of Chicago; Publication Date: 2007

Paperback; ISBN: 9781885923448

Volumes: 1; Pages: 288

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Robert D. Biggs joined the staff of the Chicago Assyrian Dictionary (CAD) in 1963 after receiving his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. In June 2004, he celebrated his 70th birthday and retired from the University of Chicago as Professor of Assyriology in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations; his service to the CAD, however, will continue until the final volume appears. To acknowledge and honor his forty-one years of extraordinary service to the Assyrian Dictionary as collaborator, associate editor, and editorial board member, contributions from some of his former and current CAD colleagues are assembled into the volume. It is fitting to revive this series, as the first volume, From the Workshop of the Chicago Assyrian Dictionary: Studies Presented to A. Leo Oppenheim, appeared forty years ago, in June 1964, and Biggs's contribution there was his first published article.The articles in this volume range over the several areas to which Biggs has contributed: Akkadian and Sumerian, texts and archaeology, literature and medicine, philology and lexicography. The common thread throughout this volume is that every contributor has enjoyed the privilege of discussing her or his scholarly work with our esteemed colleague Robert D. Biggs in the fertile field of the Chicago Assyrian Dictionary. Contents1. Masculine or Feminine? The Case of Conflicting Gender Determinatives for Middle Babylonian Personal Names. John A. Brinkman 2. Early Semitic Loanwords in Sumerian. Miguel Civil 3. Pecus non olet?: Visiting the Royal Stockyards of Drehem during the First Month of Amarsu'ena 2. Gertrud Farber 4. Imgur-Sin und seine beiden Shne: Eine (nicht ganz) neue altbabylonische Erbteilungsurkunde aus Ur, gefunden wahrscheinlich in Larsa. Walter Farber 5. A "Galleon" at Nippur. McGuire Gibson 6. Love and Dogs. Brigitte Groneberg 7. Eine Verbalform zum Nachdenken. Hans Hirsch 8. A Brief Commentary on the Hittite Illuyanka Myth. Harry A. Hoffner 9. How to Make the Gods Speak: A Late Babylonian Tablet Related to the Micro-Zodiac. Hermann Hunger 10. Zum Imperative des Semitischen. Burkhart Kienast 11. "Of Babies, Boats, and Arks S." Anne Kilmer 12. An Exotic Babylonian God-List. Wilfred G. Lambert 13. "Going to the River." Mogens Trolle Larsen 14. Some Speculative History. Erle V. Leichty 15. Shamash of Sippar and the First Dynasty of Babylon. Jennie Myers 16. The Best of Times. Erica Reiner 17. On Amputation, Beating, and Illegal Seizure. Martha T. Roth 18. On Sand Dunes, Mountain Ranges, and Mountain Peaks. Piotr Steinkeller 19. Remarks on Some Sumerograms and Akkadian Words. Marten Stol 20. Kasr Texts: Excavated, But Not in Berlin. Matthew W. Stolper 21. Sisterly Advice on an Endangered Marriage in an Old Assyrian Letter. K. R. Veenhof 22. The True Shepherd of Uruk. Joan Goodnick Westenholz 23. The Paleography and Values of the Sign KIB. Christopher Woods 24. Clay Sealings from the Early Dynastic I Levels of the Inanna Temple at Nippur: A Preliminary Analysis. Richard L. Zettler
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