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Epics of Sumerian Kings: The Matter of Aratta (H L J Vanstiphout Jerrold S Cooper (ed)) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2004) 9789004130692
Epics of Sumerian Kings: The Matter of Aratta (H L J Vanstiphout Jerrold S Cooper (ed)) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2004) 9789004130692
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Title: Epics of Sumerian Kings: The Matter of Aratta

Author: Vanstiphout, H L J Jerrold S Cooper (ed)

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2004

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004130692

Volumes: 1; Pages: xii, 180

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Epics of Sumerian Kings presents for the first time both the authoritative Sumerian text and an elegant English translation of four epics which are major works in the Sumerian literary canon and the earliest epics known in any language. The epics revolve around the conflict between the cities of Uruk (biblical Erech) in ancient Iraq and Aratta in neighboring Iran. The introduction discusses the intellectual and cultural context of the epics, their poetics and meaning, and the significance of the cycle as a whole. The volume will interest scholars and students of Assyriology and of the ancient Near East, biblical scholars, and general readers, and will be an invaluable resource for courses on ancient Near Eastern literature or history.Table of Contents:IntroductionGeneralThe StoriesTime and SpaceActorsIntention and MessageStructure and StyleThe Literary ContextTexts, Authors, and PublicConcluding RemarksAbout This BookI. Enmerkar and EnsuhgiranaIntroductionComposite TextTranslationII. Enmerkar and the Lord of ArattaIntroductionComposite TextTranslationIII. The Lugalbanda PoemsIntroductionLugalbanda in the WildernessIntroductionComposite TextTranslationThe Return of LugalbandaIntroductionComposite TextTranslationBibliographyGlossaryHerman Vanstiphout is Associate Professor in the Department of Languages and Cultures of the Middle East at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.
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