Letters from Mesopotamia: Official, Business, and Private Letters on Clay Tablets from Two Millennia

A. Leo Oppenheim


Letters from Mesopotamia: Official, Business, and Private Letters on Clay Tablets from Two Millennia

Letters from Mesopotamia: Official, Business, and Private Letters on Clay Tablets from Two Millennia

  • Title: Letters from Mesopotamia: Official, Business, and Private Letters on Clay Tablets from Two Millennia
  • Author: A. Leo Oppenheim
  • ISBN: 9780226631905
  • Page: 353
  • Format: Hardcover



None


Recent Comments "Letters from Mesopotamia: Official, Business, and Private Letters on Clay Tablets from Two Millennia"

"An order of the king (Esarhaddon) to the 'Non-Babylonian' inhabitants of Babylon:I am fine.There is a proverb often used by people: 'The potter's dog, once he crawls into the (warm) potter's shop, barks at the potter.' There you are, pretending - against the commands of the god - to be Babylonians, and what unspeakably things you and your master have devised against my subjects! There is another proverb often cited by people: 'What the adulteress says at the door of the judge's house carries mo [...]

The letters in this book are very interesting. They give a broad glimpse into the variety of Mesopotamian life, from the banal - New Year greetings, asking relatives for presents, and a customer service complaint - to the important - people suffering imprisonment, starvation, intrigues, and invasions, and the investigation of a gory murder. Some are fascinatingly familiar to modern life - legal proceedings, realpolitik, and profiting on price dispersion.The letters are well written though of cou [...]

A slice of life in the ancient world, with some accounts surprisingly current and entertaining


  • [PDF] ✓ Unlimited Ô Letters from Mesopotamia: Official, Business, and Private Letters on Clay Tablets from Two Millennia : by A. Leo Oppenheim ✓
    353 A. Leo Oppenheim
  • thumbnail Title: [PDF] ✓ Unlimited Ô Letters from Mesopotamia: Official, Business, and Private Letters on Clay Tablets from Two Millennia : by A. Leo Oppenheim ✓
    Posted by:A. Leo Oppenheim
    Published :2018-09-09T19:19:41+00:00