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From the Banks of the Euphrates

Studies in Honor of Alice Louise Slotsky

Edited by Micah Ross

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From the Banks of the Euphrates

Studies in Honor of Alice Louise Slotsky

Edited by Micah Ross

Although Near Eastern languages and the history of the exact sciences are known for being obscure and deliberately arcane to general audiences, Alice Slotsky has paradoxically established her legacy by exposing these topics to a wider audience. As a visiting professor at Brown University, Slotsky has taught more students than any previous Assyriologist and successfully brought this discipline to a wider audience than previously imagined possible. This volume, with articles written by former students, as well as colleagues, pays tribute to her broad interests.

 

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Although Near Eastern languages and the history of the exact sciences are known for being obscure and deliberately arcane to general audiences, Alice Slotsky has paradoxically established her legacy by exposing these topics to a wider audience. As a visiting professor at Brown University, Slotsky has taught more students than any previous Assyriologist and successfully brought this discipline to a wider audience than previously imagined possible. This volume, with articles written by former students, as well as colleagues, pays tribute to her broad interests.

1. KUR { When the Old Moon Can Be Seen a Day Later Lis Brack-Bernsen, Hermann Hunger and Christopher Walker

2. Remarks on Strassmaier Cambyses 400 John P. Britton

3. Ancient Chronology’s Alpha and Egyptian Chronology’s Debt to Babylon Leo Depuydt

4. Assyriology and English Literature Benjamin R. Foster

5. The Eyes of Nefertiti Karen Polinger Foster

6. Les Lais: or, What Ever Became of Mesopotamian Mathematics? Jens Hoyrup

7. House Omens in Mesopotamia and India Toke Lindegaard Knudsen

8. Anat for Nephthys: A Possible Substitution in the Documents of the Ramesside Period Jessica Lévai

9. Observations on the Diffusion of Military Technology: Siege Warfare in the Near East and Greece Sarah C. Melville and Duncan J. Melville

10. Two Ivory Carvings from Hierakonpolis Marie Passanante

11. The ‘Rough Draft’ of a Neo-Babylonian Accounting Document Elizabeth E. Payne

12. Mesopotamian Sexagesimal Numbers in Indian Arithmetic Kim Plofker

13. In Praise of the Just Erica Reiner

14. The Long Career of a Favorite Figure: The apsamikku in Neo-Babylonian Mathematics Eleanor Robson

15. A Short History of the Waters of the Firmament Francesca Rochberg

16. All’s DUR That Ends Twr Micah Ross

17. A Commentary Text to Enuma Anu Enlil 14 John M. Steele and Lis Brack-Bernsen

18. A New Stone Inscription of Nebuchadnezzar II Ronald Wallenfels

19. Some Details on the Transmission of Astral Omens Clemency Williams

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