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Sumerian Proverbs: Glimpses of Everyday Life in Ancient Mesopotamia

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Sumerian Proverbs: Glimpses of Everyday Life in Ancient Mesopotamia

by Gordon, Edmund I. & Jacobsen, Thorkild

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New York: Greenwood Press, 1968. Scholarly monograph represents a definitive edition of two of the most popular Sumerian proverb collections compiled by Sumerian scribes in the opening centuries of the second millenium B.C., and contains the most complete text of these two collections reconstructible at the present time. Includes translations, notes on various readings, literary and interpretatve commentary, a glossary and concordance, a detailed analysis in outline form of illusions to the cultural milieu in which the proverbs arose and were applied. In addition to the transliterated text, there are published photographs and hand copies of the 170 cuneiform tablets and fragments utilized in the reconstruction of the two collections, with the exception of twenty-three pieces. All but eight of the 170 tablets and fragments are from excavations in Iraq. 635 pgs. Illustrated. Prior ownership names blackened out on front endpaper and title page; small stamp to front and rear endpaper. Small scuff to spine. Corners slightly bumped; light rubbing to edges and corners. Scarce.. Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Ex-Professional Library.

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Title
Sumerian Proverbs: Glimpses of Everyday Life in Ancient Mesopotamia
Author
Gordon, Edmund I. & Jacobsen, Thorkild
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
Reprint
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Greenwood Press
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1968
Keywords
Linguistcs, Language, Communications, Proverbs, Archaeology, Culture, Anthropology, Expedition, Nippur, Iraq, Education, Academics, Typology, Literature, Philology, Economics, Religion, Sociology, Philosophy, History
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Linguistics;
Size
4to

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