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By Jean-Jacques Glassner

ISBN-10: 1589830903

ISBN-13: 9781589830905

ISBN-10: 9004130845

ISBN-13: 9789004130845

All of the chronicle literature of old Mesopotamia from the early moment millennium to Seleucid instances is gathered during this English translation of Glassner’s Chroniques M?sopotamiennes (Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 1993). In addition to revising and supplementing the French version, this quantity offers transcriptions of the cuneiform and English translations of each instance of Sumerian, Assyrian, and Babylonian chronographic literature as good as seminal essays at the style and on Mesopotamian historiography in normal.

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They laid hands on the treasure of Esagila, the palace of the gods, a place into which no one may enter, and in payment (for its assistance), they gave away (its) silver, gold (and) precious stones to Elam. Filled with wrath and planning harm, Marduk, the Enlil of the gods, decided on the destruction of the country and the extinction of (its) inhabitants. The Arahhtu, an abundant watercourse, (set moving) like the deluge, released downstream an unrestrained torrent, a violent deluge, a mighty inundation.

74 The end result might suggest to us compilation serving primarily administrative or juridical purposes, but the extent of the longest lists far exceed requirements for such purposes, so we may discern in them the products of genuine chronological inquiry. EPONYM LISTS Assyria was distinctive in that it invented its own dating system, which it maintained faithfully for a millennium and a half: the “eponym” system. In this, years were named after high officers of state. Drawn at first by lot, they were later determined according to a strict hierarchical order, which, however, kings might sometimes change.

They laid hands on the treasure of Esagila, the palace of the gods, a place into which no one may enter, and in payment (for its assistance), they gave away (its) silver, gold (and) precious stones to Elam. Filled with wrath and planning harm, Marduk, the Enlil of the gods, decided on the destruction of the country and the extinction of (its) inhabitants. The Arahhtu, an abundant watercourse, (set moving) like the deluge, released downstream an unrestrained torrent, a violent deluge, a mighty inundation.

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