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Title: Babylonian Disputation Poems: With Editions of the Series of the Poplar, Palm and Vine, the Series of the Spider, and the Story of the Poor, Forlorn Wren
Author: Jimenez, Enrique
Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2017
Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004336254
Volumes: 1; Pages: 554
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In The Babylonian Disputation Poems Enrique Jim�nez studies a group of ancient Babylonian poems that feature discussions between animals and trees. Using intertextual parallels and comparison with similar works in other literatures, he espouses a new classification of the Babylonian disputation poems as parodies. After examining neighboring traditions of literary disputation, he argues that the Babylonian poems influenced them, and that some may have been translated from Akkadian to Aramaic, from Aramaic and Syriac to Arabic.
In addition, The Babylonian Disputation Poems provides editions of several previously unpublished Babylonian disputations, such as Palm and Vine and the Series of the Spider. It also offers the first edition of the latest known Babylonian fable, The Story of the Poor, Forlorn Wren.
Table of Contents
I. The Mesopotamian Disputation Poems
II. The Series of the Poplar
III. Palm and Vine
IV. The Series of the Spider
V. The Story of the Poor, Forlorn Wren
VI.1. Series of the Fox
A Syriac Dialogue Poem between the Vine and Cedar by Dawid bar Pawlos