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Akkadian Literature of the Late Period (Benjamin R Foster) Paperback Book, (Ugarit Verlag, 2007) 9783934628700
Akkadian Literature of the Late Period (Benjamin R Foster) Paperback Book, (Ugarit Verlag, 2007) 9783934628700
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Title: Akkadian Literature of the Late Period

Author: Foster, Benjamin R

Publisher: Ugarit Verlag; Publication Date: 2007

Paperback; ISBN: 9783934628700

Volumes: 1; Pages: xii, 147

List Price in Paper: $44.00 Our price: $34.99

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B. R. Forster surveys the literature of Babylonia and Assyria from 1200 B.C.E. to the beginning of the Christian Era. Based on his experience as editor and translator, he provides readers with an overview of all genres (historical literature, epics, hymns, fables, wisdom literature ...). Augmented by an extensive bibliography and index, the books is designed to be used as a reference volume both by scholars and students.

Contents

1. Reading Akkadian Literature Today

2. Human Experience in Akkadian Literature

2.1. The Remote Past

2.2. The Dramatic Present and the Beginning of Modern Times

2.3. The Envisioned Future: Literary Prophecies

2.4. Ancient Wisdom

2.5. The Human Plight

2.6. Fables

2.7. Debates

2.8. Humorous Stories

2.9. Parody and Satire

2.10. Jokes and Riddles

2.11. Love Lyrics

2.12. Laments

2.13. Praise of Kings, Cities, and Temples

2.14. Autobiographical Reflection

3. Confronting the Divine in Akkadian Literature

3.1. Mythology: Stories about the Gods

3.2. Mythology: Stories about Gods and Human Beeings

3.3. Devotion: Speaking to the Gods

3.4. Divine Speech: the Magic Arts

3.5. Divine Speech in Oracles

3.6. Visions of the Netherworld

3.7. Laments over Gods

4. Aspects of Akkadian Literature of the Lalte Period

5. Bibliography

6. Index

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