Cuneiform Texts from the Folios of W G Lambert Part Two

Cuneiform Texts from the Folios of W  G  Lambert  Part Two

This book publishes 323 handcopies of cuneiform tablets found in the academic papers of W. G. Lambert (1926–2011), one of the foremost Assyriologists of the twentieth century.

Author: A. R. George

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9781646021710

Category: History

Page: 293

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This book publishes 323 handcopies of cuneiform tablets found in the academic papers of W. G. Lambert (1926–2011), one of the foremost Assyriologists of the twentieth century. Prepared by A. R. George and Junko Taniguchi, it completes a two-part edition of Lambert’s previously unpublished handcopies. Written by Babylonian and Assyrian scribes in ancient Mesopotamia, the texts collected here are organized by genre and presented with a descriptive catalogue and indexes. The contents include omen literature, divinatory rituals, religious texts, a scribal parody of Babylonian scholarship, theological and religious texts, lexical lists, god lists, and a small group of miscellaneous texts of various genres. The tablets are mainly from the British Museum, but some come from museums in Baghdad, Berlin, Chicago, Geneva, Istanbul, Jerusalem, New Haven, Oxford, Paris, Philadelphia, Tokyo, Toronto, and Washington. In addition, there are copies of eight tablets whose current whereabouts are unknown. This third collection of Lambert’s handcopies published by Eisenbrauns—following Babylonian Creation Myths and Cuneiform Texts from the Folios of W. G. Lambert, Part One—is a crucial part of the intellectual history of the field of Assyriology. In addition, many of these texts are published herein for the first time, making them a valuable and important resource for further study.
Categories: History

Cuneiform Texts from the Folios of W G Lambert Part One

Cuneiform Texts from the Folios of W  G  Lambert  Part One

A collection of drawings of 330 cuneiform tablet, found in the academic papers of W. G. Lambert, one of the foremost Assyriologists of the twentieth century.

Author: A. R. George

Publisher: Eisenbrauns

ISBN: 1575067331

Category: Akkadian language

Page: 232

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A collection of drawings of 330 cuneiform tablet, found in the academic papers of W. G. Lambert, one of the foremost Assyriologists of the twentieth century. Texts range from historical inscriptions to literary and scholarly texts, written by Babylonian and Assyrian scribes.
Categories: Akkadian language

Cuneiform Texts Folios W G Lambert Phb

Cuneiform Texts Folios W  G  Lambert Phb

A collection of drawings of 330 cuneiform tablet, found in the academic papers of W. G. Lambert, one of the foremost Assyriologists of the twentieth century.

Author: A. R. George

Publisher: Eisenbrauns

ISBN: 1646021398

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Page: 270

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W. G. Lambert's line drawings of cuneiform tablets from the British Museum, together with his meticulous editions of their contents, form a contribution to Assyriology unrivaled in his generation. Upon his death in 2011, Lambert bequeathed his academic legacy to A. R. George, who discovered among its contents approximately 1,400 unpublished pencil drawings. He and Junko Taniguchi took over the task of converting the drawings into images suitable for publication. The first of two planned volumes, this book features drawings of 329 cuneiform tablets found in Lambert's academic papers. Written by Babylonian and Assyrian scribes between 2500 and 35 BC, the texts in this volume are organized by genre and provided with a descriptive catalogue and indexes. The contents include commemorative and votive inscriptions, late copies of royal inscriptions and royal correspondence, historical and historical-literary texts, Sumerian literature, Akkadian-language compositions of mythological and "epic" content, Babylonian and Assyrian hymns, prayers and praise poetry, incantations, wisdom literature, and fragments of unidentified literary works. The mass of unpublished cuneiform tablets in museums remains a largely unexplored resource with enormous capacity to illuminate all aspects of life in ancient Mesopotamia. This collection constitutes an important milestone on the road to a fuller comprehension of the written legacy of the ancient Babylonians.
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Proceedings of the 53th Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale

Proceedings of the 53th Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale

An Introduction to Babylonian and Assyrian Text Commentaries. Unpublished Habilitationsschrift. Philosophische Fakultät der RuprechtKarls-Universität Heidelberg. George, A. R. Babylonian Texts from the Folios of Sidney Smith. Part Two: ...

Author: Leonid E. Kogan

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9781575066394

Category: History

Page: 1252

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The second half of the proceedings, City Administration in the Ancient Near East, is available here. A workshop volume is available here. In July 2007, the 53rd Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale (the annual meeting of the International Association of Assyriologists) was held in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia. In Moscow, several hundred Assyriologists enjoyed the hospitality of the Russian State University for the Humanities. Dozens of papers on the topic “Language in the Ancient Near East,” were delivered at the University. More than 50 of those papers are published in this 2-volume set.
Categories: History

The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh

A. R. George and J. Taniguchi (eds.), Cuneiform Texts from the Folios of W. G. Lambert, Part One (University Park, Pa.: Eisenbrauns, 2019), no. 51: a fragment from Nineveh, part of Tablet V of the standard version ...

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Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241289907

Category: Poetry

Page: 304

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The ancient Sumerian poem The Epic of Gilgamesh is one of the oldest written stories in existence, translated with an introduction by Andrew George in Penguin Classics. Miraculously preserved on clay tablets dating back as much as four thousand years, the poem of Gilgamesh, king of Uruk, is the world's oldest epic, predating Homer by many centuries. The story tells of Gilgamesh's adventures with the wild man Enkidu, and of his arduous journey to the ends of the earth in quest of the Babylonian Noah and the secret of immortality. Alongside its themes of family, friendship and the duties of kings, The Epic of Gilgamesh is, above all, about mankind's eternal struggle with the fear of death. The Babylonian version has been known for over a century, but linguists are still deciphering new fragments in Akkadian and Sumerian. Andrew George's gripping translation brilliantly combines these into a fluid narrative and will long rank as the definitive English Gilgamesh. If you enjoyed The Epic of Gilgamesh, you might like Homer's Iliad, also available in Penguin Classics. 'A masterly new verse translation' The Times 'Andrew George has skilfully bridged the gap between a scholarly re-edition and a popular work' London Review of Books
Categories: Poetry

Assyrian and Babylonian Scholarly Text Catalogues

Assyrian and Babylonian Scholarly Text Catalogues

Studies in Assyriology in Honour of W. G. Lambert, ed. ... 'Babylonian Texts from the Folios of Sidney Smith, Part Two: Prognostic and Diagnostic Omens, Tablet I', Revue d'Assyriologie 85, 137165 George 2003 = A. R. George, ...

Author: Ulrike Steinert

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9781501504877

Category: History

Page: 390

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The reconstruction of ancient Mesopotamian medical, ritual and omen compendia and their complex history is still characterised by many difficulties, debates and gaps due to fragmentary or unpublished evidence. This book offers the first complete edition of the Assur Medical Catalogue, an 8th or 7th century BCE list of therapeutic texts, which forms a core witness for the serialisation of medical compendia in the 1st millennium BCE. The volume presents detailed analyses of this and several other related catalogues of omen series and rituals, constituting the corpora of divination and healing disciplines. The contributions discuss links between catalogues and textual sources, providing new insights into the development of compendia between serialization, standardization and diversity of local traditions. Though its a novel corpus-based approach, this volume revolutionizes the current understanding of Mesopotamian medical texts and the healing disciplines of "conjurer" and "physician". The research presented here allows one to identify core text corpora for these disciplines, as well as areas of exchange and borrowings between them.
Categories: History

The Loss of Male Sexual Desire in Ancient Mesopotamia

The Loss of Male Sexual Desire in Ancient Mesopotamia

George 1979: Andrew R. George, “Cuneiform Texts in the Birmingham City Museum”, Iraq 41 (1979), pp. 121–140. George 1991: Andrew R. George, “Babylonian Texts from the Folios of Sidney Smith. Part Two: Prognostic and Diagnostic Omens, ...

Author: Gioele Zisa

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110757330

Category: History

Page: 612

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After more than fifty years since the last publication, the cuneiform texts relating to the treatment of the loss of male sexual desire and vigor in Mesopotamia are collected in this volume. The aim of the book is to present Mesopotamian medical tradition regarding the so-called nīš libbi therapies. šà-zi-ga in Sumerian, nīš libbi in Akkadian, lit. "raising of the 'heart'", is the expression used to indicate a group of texts intended to recover the male sexual desire. This medical tradition is preserved from the Middle Babylonian period to the Achaemenid one. This broad range testifies to the importance of the transmission of this material throughout Mesopotamian history. The book provides the edition of this textual corpus and analyzes it in the light of new knowledge on ancient Near Eastern medicine. Moreover, this volume aims to show how theories and methodologies of Cultural Anthropology, Ethnopsychiatry and Gender Studies are useful for understanding the Mesopotamian medical system. This edition is an important tool for understanding Mesopotamian medical knowledge for Assyriologist, however since the texts have been translated and discussed using the anthropological and gender perspectives they are accessible also to scholars of other research fields, such as History of Medicine, Sexuality and Gender.
Categories: History

Bodies of Knowledge in Ancient Mesopotamia

Bodies of Knowledge in Ancient Mesopotamia

Wisdom, Gods and Literature: Studies in Assyriology in Honour of W. G. Lambert. Winona lake, ind. ... “Babylonian Texts from the Folios of Sidney Smith, part Two: prognostic and Diagnostic omens, Tablet i.” RA 85: 137–167. ——. 1992.

Author: Matthew Rutz

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004245686

Category: History

Page: 704

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In Bodies of Knowledge in Ancient Mesopotamia Matthew Rutz investigates how libraries and archives can be used to study ancient diviners, an approach illustrated using one family’s cuneiform tablet collection from Emar on the Syrian Euphrates (ca. 1375-1175 BCE).
Categories: History

The Image of Mesopotamian Divine Healers

The Image of Mesopotamian Divine Healers

Cuneiform Texts in the Birmingham City Museum.” Iraq 41: 121– 140. ... Part Two: Prognostic and Diagnostic Omens, Tablet i. ... Studies in Assyriology in Honour of W.G. Lambert, edited by A.R George and I.L. Finkel, 259–299.

Author: Irene Sibbing-Plantholt

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004512412

Category: History

Page: 426

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This book presents the first in-depth analysis of Mesopotamian healing goddesses and their relationship to asûs, “healers”. Through this, Sibbing-Plantholt provides unprecedented insight into the diverse Mesopotamian medical marketplace and how professional healers operating within it legitimized themselves.
Categories: History

The Babylonian Gilgamesh Epic

The Babylonian Gilgamesh Epic

Introduction, Critical Edition and Cuneiform Texts A. R. George. Genouillac , H. de : Textes économiques ... 139-62 -Babylonian texts from the folios of Sidney Smith , Part Two : prognostic and diagnostic omens , RA 85 ( 1991 ) , pp .

Author: A. R. George

Publisher:

ISBN: 0199278423

Category: Epic poetry, Assyro-Babylonian

Page: 412

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"The Babylonian Gilgamesh epic is the oldest long poem in the world, with a history going back four thousand years. It tells the fascinating and moving story of Gilgamesh's heroic deeds and lonely quest for immortality. This book collects for the first time all the known sources in the original cuneiform, including many fragments never published before. The author's personal study of every available fragment has produced a definitive edition and translation, complete with comprehensive introductory chapters that place the poem and its hero in context."--Publisher's description.
Categories: Epic poetry, Assyro-Babylonian