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Babylonian Wisdom Literature

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ISBN-10: 0931464943
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  • Hardcover: 358 pages
  • Publisher: Eisenbrauns (December 2, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0931464943
  • ISBN-13: 978-0931464942
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 9 x 11.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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The following is taken from the publisher's catalogue: W. G. Lambert's classic work has served students of Akkadian literature over the years as a useful sourcebook and as a model publication for studying a particular corpus of cuneiform literature. Contents: The Development of Thought and Literature in Ancient Mesopotamia The Poem of the Righteous Sufferer--Ludlul bel nemeqi The Babylonian Theodicy Precepts and Admonitions--Instructions of Shuruppak, Counsels of Wisdom, Counsels of a Pessimist, Advice to a Prince, Varia Preceptive Hymns--Hymn to Ninurta, The Shamash Hymn The Dialogue of Pessimism Fables or Contest Literature--The Tamarisk and the Palm, The Fable of the Willow, Nisaba and Wheat, The Ox and the Horse, The Fable of the Fox, The Fable of the Riding-donkey, Varia Popular Sayings Proverbs In addition to providing the text and translation of the above literature, the author provides critical and philological notes and meticulous hand copies of the texts under discussion. Various indexes complete the volume. 1996 (reprint of 1960 ed.). Pp. xix + 359 + 75 plates.
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