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Tradition and Innovation in the Ancient Near East

Proceedings of the 57th Rencontre Assyriologique International at Rome, 4-8 July 2011

Edited by Alfonso Archi

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Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale

Tradition and Innovation in the Ancient Near East

Proceedings of the 57th Rencontre Assyriologique International at Rome, 4-8 July 2011

Edited by Alfonso Archi

In July, 2011, the International Association for Assyriology met in Rome, Italy, for 5 days to deliver and listen to papers on the theme “Tradition and Innovation in the Ancient Near East”. This volume, the proceedings of the conference, contains more than 40 of the papers read at the 57th annual Rencontre, including 3 plenary lectures/papers, many papers directly connected with the theme, as well as a workshop on parents and children. The papers covered every period of Mesopotamian history, from the third millennium through the end of the first millennium B.C.E. The attendees were warmly hosted by faculty and students from the Università di Roma “La Sapienza”.

 

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In July, 2011, the International Association for Assyriology met in Rome, Italy, for 5 days to deliver and listen to papers on the theme “Tradition and Innovation in the Ancient Near East”. This volume, the proceedings of the conference, contains more than 40 of the papers read at the 57th annual Rencontre, including 3 plenary lectures/papers, many papers directly connected with the theme, as well as a workshop on parents and children. The papers covered every period of Mesopotamian history, from the third millennium through the end of the first millennium B.C.E. The attendees were warmly hosted by faculty and students from the Università di Roma “La Sapienza”.

Foreword x

Abbreviations i

Program vii

Part 1

Opening Lectures

Rückwärts schauend in die Zukunft: Utopien des Alten Orients

Stefan M. Maul

Law and Literature in the Third Millennium B.C. 3

Claus Wilcke

The Soul in the Stele? 9

J. David Hawkins

Part 2

Papers

Myth and Ritual through Tradition and Innovation 9

Dina Katz

A Tale of Twin Cities: Archaeology and the Sumerian King List 5

Petr Charvát

Where are the Uruk Necropoles? Regional Innovation or Change

in Tradition for Northern Mesopotamia 1

Jesús Gil Fuensanta and Eduardo Crivelli

Changes Through Time: The Pit F Sequence at Ur Revisited 1

Giacomo Benati

Reading Figurines from Ancient Urkeš (2450 B.C.E.) 05

Rick Hauser

Wooden Carvings of Ebla: Some Open Questions 21

Rita Dolce

The Aesthetic Lexicon of Ebla’s Composite

Art during the Age of the Archives 35

Marco Ramazzotti

DUGURASU = rw-ḥꜢwt 55

Alessandro Roccati

More on Pre-Sargonic Umma 61

Salvatore F. Monaco

Professional Figures and Administrative Roles in the Garden (ĝeškiri6)

Management of Ur III Ĝirsu 67

Angela Greco

Tradition and Innovation in Šulgi’s Concept of Divine Kingship 79

Luděk Vacín

Bemerkungen zur Entwicklung der Beschwörungen des Marduk-Ea-Typs:

Die Rolle Enlils 93

Manuel Ceccarelli

Prophecy in the Mari Texts as an Innovative Development 05

Herbert B. Huffmon

Mathematical Lists: From Archiving to Innovation 15

Christine Proust

Die lexikalische Serie á=idu 25

Frauke Weiershäuser

The Rituals of Power: The Akkadian Tradition in Neo-Assyrian Policy 37

Krzysztof Ulanowski

Innovation and Tradition within the Sphere of Neo-Assyrian Officialdom 51

Melanie Groß

Tradition and Innovation in the Neo-Assyrian Reliefs 67

Nicolas Gillmann

Une Armure Expérimentale du Premier Millénaire av. J.-C

Fabrice De Backer

A Group of Seals and Seal Impressions from the Neo-Assyrian Colony

Tell Masaikh-Kar-Assurnasirpal with More Ancient Motifs 89

Paola Poli

Spätbabylonische Urkunden: Original, Kopie, Abschrift 01

Jürgen Lorenz

Traditional Claims of an Illustrious Ancestor in Craftsmanship and

in Wisdom 11

Daniel Bodi

New Phraseology and Literary Style in the Babylonian Version

of the Achaemenid Inscriptions 21

Parsa Daneshmand

Aspects of Royal Authority and Local Competence:

A Perspective from Nuzi 35

Anne Löhnert

Continuity and Discontinuity in a Nuzi Scribal Family 45

Paola Negri Scafa

Mission at Arrapḫa 55

Dave Deuel

Geopolitical Patterns and Connectivity in the Upper Khabur Valley

in the Middle Bronze Age 69

Alessio Palmisano

Writing Sumerian in the West 81

Maurizio Viano

Territorial Administration in Alalaḫ during Level IV 93

Alvise Matessi

Reciprocity and Commerce in Bronze and Iron Age Anatolia 09

H. Craig Melchert

Hittite Clitic Doubling as an Innovative Category: Its Origin 17

Andrej V. Sideltsev

Memory and Tradition of the Hittite Empire in the post-Hittite Period 27

Maria Elena Balza and Clelia Mora

Fortifications and Arming as Analytical Elements for a

Social-Policy Evolution in Anatolia in the Early Bronze Age 39

Tommaso De Vincenzi

Amurru in der königlichen Ideologie und Tradition: von Ebla bis Israel 49

Pavel Čech

The Assyrian Tree of Life and the Jewish Menorah 59

Christos G. Karagiannis

The Ponderal Systems of Qatna 71

Luigi Turri

French Excavations in Qasr Shemamok-Kilizu (Iraqi Kurdistan):

The First Mission (2011) 81

Olivier Rouault and Maria Grazia Masetti-Rouault

The Present in Our Past: The Assyrian Rock Reliefs at Nahr El-Kalb

and the Lessons of Tradition 91

Ann Shafer

Oriental Studies and Fascism in Spain 01

Agnès Garcia-Ventura and Jordi Vidal

Part 3

Workshop: From Parents to Children

From Parents to Children: Ebla 11

Alfonso Archi

Family Firms in the Ur III Period 17

Steven J. Garfinkle

A Chip Off the Old Block: The Transmission of Titles and Offices

within the Family in Old Babylonian Sippar 25

Michel Tanret

The Tradition of Professions within Families at Nuzi 55

Jeanette C. Fincke

Crafts and Craftsmen at Ugarit 67

Wilfred van Soldt

Hereditary Transmission of Specialized Knowledge in Hittite Anatolia:

The Case of the Scribal Families of the Empire Period 77

Giulia Torri

The Transmission of Offices, Professions, and Crafts within the

Family in the Neo-Assyrian Period 87

Heather D. Baker

Families, Officialdom, and Families of Royal Officials in Chaldean

and Achaemenid Babylonia 97

M. Jursa

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