Before The Muses: An Anthology Of Akkadian Literature by Benjamin R. Foster

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Before The Muses: An Anthology Of Akkadian Literature

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Minden et al, eds.. Figurative Language in the Ancient Near East (London, 1987), 25—39; see also K. P. Foster, “ Ceramic Imagery in Ancient Near Eastern Literature,” in P. B . , Materiab Issues in Art and Archaeology II, Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings 185 (1991), 389-413;]. Westenholz, “ Metaphorical Language in the Poetry o f Love in the Ancient Near East,” C PJLA I 38 (1991), 381-387. ffoiofo: feieaiiei 0111not Heme aetVl jppr( indeautl xrneo Genesis. \t( ftioiia[j Authors and Redactors 19 D.

Smith’s Chaldaean Genesis (1875); H. Winckler, Keilinschriftliches Textbuch zum alten Testament (1892, 1903, 1909); and H. Gressmann, A. Ungnad, and H. Ranke, Altorientalische Texte und Bilder zum alten Testament (1905, revised 1906, 1916, 1930; English translation 19 11). A scholarly edition o f Mesopotamian mythological texts by P. Jensen, Assyrisch-babylonische Mythen und Epen (1901), was the basis for many later treatments o f these texts. -F. Jean, La Litterature des Babyloniens et des Assyriens (1924), replaced by R .

4d). One cannot demonstrate that in every case the epic was the source and the other text the borrowing, but there are usually circumstantial reasons for taking this to be the case. For example. 44b) alludes to the epic half a dozen times in the space often lines. The allusions are highlighted by being concentrated in a single passage, with no further allusions to be found in the text thereafter. They refer to Marduk’s power as slayer o f Tiamat and his role as a vegetation and fertility deity.

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