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Introduction Sumerian is the first language for which we have written evidence and its literature the earliest known. The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature (ETCSL), a project of the University of Oxford, comprises a selection of nearly 400 literary compositions recorded on sources which come from ancient Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) and date to the late third and early second millennia BCE. The corpus contains Sumerian texts in transliteration, English prose translations and bibliographical information for each composition. The transliterations and the translations can be searched, browsed and read online using the tools of the website. Funding for the ETCSL project came to an end in the summer of 2006 and no work is currently being done to this site or its contents.

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DIOSCURI : Greek Gods of Horsemanship, Protectors of Sailors THE DIOSKOUROI (or Dioscuri) were twin star-crowned gods whose appearance (in the form of St Elmo's fire) on the rigging of a ships was believed to portent escape from a storm. They were also gods of horsemanship and protectors of guests and travellers. The twins were born as mortal princes, sons of the Spartan queen Leda, one being fathered by Zeus the other by her husband Tyndareus. Sumerian/Grammar In the lessons below, you'll be introduced to aspects of Sumerian grammar in (hopefully) bite sized chunks. If any of the lessons are confusing, don't hesitate to edit them for style, or use the discussion boards for suggestions! That's the spirit of the wiki, after all. Lesson One - The Plural Marker

Hittite Grammar Homepage Presentation Nu nesumnili hatreski ! (Always write to me in Hittite) Introduction Welcome to the Hittite Grammar site. You will find here the following projects : Modern Human Variation: Distribution of Blood Types Distribution of Blood Types Blood provides an ideal opportunity for the study of human variation without cultural prejudice. It can be easily classified for many different genetically inherited blood typing systems. Also significant is the fact that we rarely take blood types into consideration in selecting mates. In addition, few people know their own type today and no one did prior to 1900.

DESCENT OF THE GODDESS ISHTAR INTO THE LOWER WORLD Return to Ancient Near East index Return to Main Index DESCENT OF THE GODDESS ISHTAR INTO THE LOWER WORLD [From The Civilization of Babylonia and Assyria, M. Jastrow, 1915] To the land of no return, the land of darkness, Ishtar, the daughter of Sin directed her thought, Directed her thought, Ishtar, the daughter of Sin, To the house of shadows, the dwelling, of Irkalla, To the house without exit for him who enters therein, To the road, whence there is no turning, To the house without light for him who enters therein, The place where dust is their nourishment, clay their food.' They have no light, in darkness they dwell.

The Last of the Rephaim: Conquest and Cataclysm in the Heroic Ages of Ancient Israel TABLE OF CONTENTS ABBREVIATIONS vii ILLUSTRATIONS xiv ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xv Chapter 1. INTRODUCTION 1 2. A RACE OF BIG MEN THERE WAS 14 Introduction 14 Giants in the Ancient World and the Modern Western Traditions 17 Greeks and Giants: 20th and 21st Century Scholarship 19t h- Early 20th Century Scholarship Renaissance and Medieval Europe The Giant in the Ancient World Jerusalem and Athens in Comparative Perspective 45 A View from the West: Classical Scholarship and the Near East A View from the East: Biblical Scholars and the Aegean World A Mediterranean koine A Note on the Comparative Method 75 Conclusion 82 3. ABBREVIATIONS Note: Abbreviations for all scholarly works, languages, biblical books, and other ancient sources follow the conventions of the SBL Handbook of Style (1999), including, or with the exception of, those listed below.

Sumerian cuneiform script and Sumerian language Sumerian was spoken in Sumer in southern Mesopotamia (part of modern Iraq) from perhaps the 4th millennium BC until about 2,000 BC, when it was replaced by Akkadian as a spoken language, though continued to be used in writing for religious, artistic and scholarly purposes until about the 1st century AD. Sumerian is not related to any other known language so is classified as a language isolate. Sumerian cuneiform Sumerian cuneiform is the earliest known writing system. The Chicago Assyrian Dictionary Project Visit Us | Contact Us | Membership | Make a Gift | Calendar | Order Online | What's New The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago Featured Event: