Approaches to Sumerian Literature: Studies in Honour of Stip by Piotr Michalowski, Niek Veldhuis

By Piotr Michalowski, Niek Veldhuis

This quantity, devoted to H.L.J. Vanstiphout on the social gathering of his retirement from the collage of Groningen, July 14th 2006, demonstrates the huge number of scholarly methods to the examine of historical Sumerian literature. It includes contributions by means of Bendt Alster ("Ninurta and the Turtle"), Nicole Brisch ("In compliment of the Kings of Larsa"), A.J. Ferrara ("A Hodgepodge of Snippets"), Alhena Gadotti ("Gilgames, Gudam and the Singer"), W.W. Hallo ("A Sumerian Apocryphon?"), Dina Katz ("Appeals to Utu"), Jacob Klein ("Man and His God"), Piotr Michalowski ("The unusual heritage of Tumal"), Gonzalo Rubio ("Sulgi and the demise of Sumerian"), Niek Veldhuis ("How Did They research Cuneiform?"), and Claus Wilcke ("Die Hymne auf das Heiligtum Kes").

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118), to be read with Wiggermann (1992:164) làh-mi-ka; cf. also Wiggermann (1981–82). on parodia sacra in sumerian literature 35 We do not know whether the parodic features in Ninurta and the Turtle were merely satirical episodes in a larger Ninurta composition, or whether the whole text was meant to be a parody of Ninurta. References Cited Alster, Bendt 1972 1973 1983 1985 “Ninurta and the Turtle,” UET 6/1, 2. JCS 24:120–25. ” RA 67:101–10. The Mythology of Mourning. ASJ 5:1–16. Ge“tinanna as Singer and the Chorus of Uruk and Zabalam: UET 6/1 22.

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