The article examines the heroic narrative of the Old Babylonian period, and especially the tradition of the kings of Akkad. These texts are compared with recently edited literary texts from Mari and from Assur. Similarities and changes are analyzed and the formation of a literary tradition in the scribal milieu, as well as its possible appreciation by military elites, evaluated.

Looking for threads of transmission and change in II millennium heroic narrative

Simonetta Ponchia
2019-01-01

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The article examines the heroic narrative of the Old Babylonian period, and especially the tradition of the kings of Akkad. These texts are compared with recently edited literary texts from Mari and from Assur. Similarities and changes are analyzed and the formation of a literary tradition in the scribal milieu, as well as its possible appreciation by military elites, evaluated.
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Akkadian literature, Mesopotamian epic, literary analysis
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