What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
Adad Akkad Akkadian ancient animals appears Ashur Ashurbanapal Babylon Babylonia and Assyria Babylonian-Assyrian Bismya Borsippa British Museum bronze Cassite centres century character chief Class clay consort cult cuneiform cuneiform script death decipherment deity demons designation divine documents dynasty Elamitic Enlil Eridu Euphrates Euphrates Valley excavations father figures further goddess gods Grotefend Gudea Hammurapi head heaven Hittite ideographic illustrations incantation indication inscriptions Ishtar Jastrow king my lord Kish Lagash land language large number lion mankind Marduk ments monuments moon mounds Nabu nature Nineveh Ningirsu Ninib Nippur official palace pantheon period Persian Plate priests Rawlinson reign religion religious represented royal rulers Sargon script sculptured seal cylinders Semitic Shamash shekels signs Sippar slave solar deity specimens stage-tower stone Sumerian sun-god syllabic symbol tablets Telloh temple texts thee thou Tiamat tion Uruk various votive word
Page 448 - Break up the house, build a ship, Abandon your property, seek life ! Throw aside your possession and preserve life ! Bring into the ship seed of all living things...
Page 450 - 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 459 - 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 79 - Ideen über die Politik, den Verkehr und den Handel der vornehmsten Völker der alten Welt, Göttingen 1793-1796; 218041812; M815.
Page 210 - ... one of the most important as well as one of the most legitimate sources of his power.
Page 448 - I will reveal to thee, Gilgamesh, a secret story, And the decision of the gods I will tell thee. The city of Shuruppak,8 a city which thou knowest, The one that lies on the Euphrates, That city was old, and the gods thereof Induced the great gods to bring a cyclone over it ; It was planned by their father Anu, By their counselor, the warrior Enlil, By their herald Ninib, By their leader En-nugi.
Page 480 - What, however, seems good to oneself, to a god is displeasing, What is spurned by oneself finds favor with a god; Who is there that can grasp the will of the gods in heaven ? The plan of a god full of power (?) — who can understand it?
Page 451 - 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...
Page 479 - My eyeballs he obscured, bolting them as with a lock; My ears he bolted, like those of a deaf person. A king — I have been changed into a slave, As a madman my companions maltreat me. Send me help from the pit dug for me! At the cry of my lament, open a hole for him, 3 By day — deep sighs, at night — weeping, The month — cries, the year — distress.