The Civilization of Babylonia and Assyria: Its Remains, Language, History, Religion, Commerce, Law, Art, and Literature

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J.B. Lippincott, 1915 - Assyria - 515 pages
 

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Very informational and great timespan of the two civilizations. Not many places show that the two empires were combined for a long period of time.

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Page 463 - Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works.
Page 448 - All that I had I loaded on her. All that I had of silver I loaded on her. All that I had of gold I loaded on her. All that I had of living beings of all kinds I loaded on her. I brought to the ship all my family and household ; Cattle of the field, beasts of the field, all the workmen I brought on board.
Page 454 - Gate-keeper, ho, open thy gate! Open thy gate that I may enter! If thou openest not the gate to let me enter, I will break the door, I will wrench the lock, I will smash the door-posts, I will force the doors. I will bring up the dead to eat the living. (And) the dead will outnumber the living.
Page 452 - Enlil mounted the ship, Took hold of my hand and took me aboard, Took me and caused my wife to kneel at my side, Touched our foreheads, stepped between us and blessed us. ' Hitherto Ut-napishtim was a man ; Now Ut-napishtim and his wife shall be on a level with the gods.
Page 457 - After the lady Ishtar had gone down into the land of no return, The bull did not mount the cow, the ass approached not the she-ass, To the maid in the street, no man drew near, The man slept in his apartment, The maid slept by herself.
Page 462 - The life that thou seekest thou wilt not find. When the gods created mankind, They determined death for mankind; Life they kept in their hands. Thou...
Page 431 - Hath made in addition weapons invincible; she hath spawned monster-serpents, Sharp of tooth, and merciless of fang. With poison, instead of blood, she hath filled their bodies. Fierce monster-vipers she hath clothed with terror, With splendor she hath decked them; she hath made them of lofty stature.
Page 449 - Those in heaven do not know one another. The gods are terrified at the cyclone, they flee and mount to the heaven of Anu ; the gods crouch like dogs in an enclosure. Ishtar, cries aloud like one in birth throes, , the mistress of the gods howls aloud : 'That day be turned to clay...
Page 450 - The dove went hither and thither ; ont finding a resting place, it came back. I sent forth a raven, letting it free. The raven went and saw the decrease of the waters. It ate, croaked (?) but did not turn back. Then I let all out to the four regions and brought an offering I brought a sacrifice on the mountain top. Seven and seven adagur jars I arranged. Beneath them 1 strewed reeds, cedar wood and myrtle.
Page 450 - Not finding a resting-place, it came back. I sent forth a raven, letting it free. The raven went and saw the decrease of the waters. It ate, croaked, but did not turn back. Then I let all out to the four regions and brought an offering. I brought a sacrifice on the mountain top. Seven and seven adagur jars I arranged. Beneath them I strewed reeds, cedar-wood and myrtle. The gods smelled the odor, The gods smelled the sweet odor. The gods, like flies, gathered around the sacrificer.

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