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The literature of ancient Sumer

Author: Jeremy A Black
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sumerian is the oldest written language of ancient Iraq, first written down some 5000 years ago. Its literature, encompassing narrative myths, lyrical hymns, proverbs, and love poetry, provides a  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Literature of ancient Sumer.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2005295986
(OCoLC)56649814
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy A Black
ISBN: 1423757122 9781423757122 0199263116 9780199263110
OCLC Number: 64637726
Language Note: In English; translated from Sumerian.
Description: 1 online resource (lxiii, 372 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: A. HEROES AND KINGS; B. INAN AND DUMUZID; C. ENLIL AND NINLIL; D. THE MOON GOD NANNA-SUEN; E. THE WARRIOR GODS NERGAL, NUMUSDA, AND NINURTA; F. LOVE AND SEX; G. THE NATURAL ORDER; H. THE HYMNIC GENRES; I. SCRIBES AND LEARNING; J. THE DECAD, A SCRIBAL CURRICULUM
Responsibility: translated and introduced by Jeremy Black [and others].
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