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Fictional Akkadian Autobiography

A Generic and Comparative Study

Tremper Longman III

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288 pages
6" × 9"
1991

Fictional Akkadian Autobiography

A Generic and Comparative Study

Tremper Longman III

That autobiography in ancient literature is fictional has long been recognized. The purpose of Longman’s study is to delineate the genre of fictional autobiography in Akkadian texts with similar texts from other ancient Near Eastern cultures.

 

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That autobiography in ancient literature is fictional has long been recognized. The purpose of Longman’s study is to delineate the genre of fictional autobiography in Akkadian texts with similar texts from other ancient Near Eastern cultures.

Included are the texts of all relevant fictional Akkadian autobiographies, as well as an appendix containing English translations of them. The results of the study are of interest to Assyriologists, but also have implications for students of comparative literature and the Bible.

Preface

Abbreviations

Part 1

1. A Generic Approach to Akkadian Literature

2. A Comparative Approach to Akkadian Literature

3. Autobiography as a Genre

Conclusion to Part 1

Part 2

4. Fictional Akkadian Autobiography with a Blessing and/or Curse Ending

5. Fictional Akkadian Autobiography with a Donation Ending

6. Fictional Akkadian Autobiography with a Didactic Ending

7. Fictional Akkadian Autobiography with a Prophetic Ending

8. Fragmentary Autobiographies

Part 3

9. Conclusion

Appendix: English Translations

Bibliography

Index of Ancient Personal Names

Index of Ancient Near Eastern Writings

Index of Scripture

Index of Subjects

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