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The Resource Akkadian Love Literature of the Third and Second Millennium BCE

Akkadian Love Literature of the Third and Second Millennium BCE

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Akkadian Love Literature of the Third and Second Millennium BCE
Title
Akkadian Love Literature of the Third and Second Millennium BCE
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Akkadian Love Literature of the Third and Second Millennium BCE is the first systematic treatment of the corpus of Akkadian compositions related to love and sex in Ancient Near Eastern Studies. More than 30 cuneiform texts (including two hitherto unpublished compositions) are carefully edited and translated, accompanied by a thorough philological commentary: monologues and dialogues of hymnal character, incantations to overcome a refusing lover or gaining sexual power, and ancient catalogues counting the names of (mostly lost) love-related hymns. The style of the Akkadian amatory corpus and its key-metaphors and images are discussed, the way Akkadian describes lovemaking, copulation and sexual climax is presented, and the terms used in Akkadian literature for sexual organs are outlined. Parallels to other literary bodies of ancient love lyrics can also be found."--Page 4 of cover
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wasserman, Nathan
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Leipziger Altorientalistische Studien
Series volume
v. 4
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Akkadian language
  • Akkadian language
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Ancient & Classical
Label
Akkadian Love Literature of the Third and Second Millennium BCE
Instantiates
Publication
Note
№ 21 I Am Mating You, Oh Nanāya! (KBo 36, 27)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-283) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Table of Contents; Body; Preface; Akkadian Love Literature: An Overview ; 1. The Scope of This Study; 1.1 The Corpus; 2. Thematic and Temporal Classification of the Corpus; 2.1 The Problem of the Love Lyrics; 2.2 Akkadian Love Literature: a Genre?; 2.3 Akkadian Love Literature -- between Official Cult and Private Context; 2.4 Old Babylonian Texts vs. Middle Babylonian/Assyrian Texts; 3. Characterization of the Corpus; 3.1 The Style of Akkadian Love Literature; 3.2 The Human Realm and the Divine Realm; 3.3 Personal Names; 3.4 The Royal Presence
  • 3.5 Gender Relations3.6 Social and Familial Setting; 3.7 Free Love?; 4. Love and Attraction in the Corpus; 4.1 Love in Akkadian Love Literature; 4.2 Physiognomic Signs of Being in Love; 4.3 Lovesickness; 4.4 Lovemaking and Copulating; 4.5 Sexual Climax; 4.6 Direct and Indirect References to Sexual Organs; 4.7 Love, Desire and Anger; 5. Semantic Fields (Other than Love) Typical of the Corpus; 5.1 Flora ; 5.2 Fauna; 5.3 Fabricated Objects; 5.4 Human Body and Body Parts; 6. Key Metaphors and Motifs; 6.1 Sleep, Dreams and Awakening; 6.2 Light and Darkness; 6.3 Birds and the Separated Lovers
  • 6.4 Looking at the Object of Desire: Another Motif of SeparationThe Corpus; I. The Core Group of Akkadian Love Literature: Dialogues, Monologues, Descriptive Compositions; № 1 The Lightning of Lovemaking Passed upon Me (A 7478); № 2 My Mood Plunged into the Infesting Heart (CUSAS 10, 8); № 3 My Fruits Are Unforgettable (CUSAS 10, 9); № 4 I Scorn the Girl Who Does Not Adore Me (CUSAS 10, 10); № 5 May There Be No Hindrance for Them (CUSAS 10, 13); № 6 Where Is My Loved One? (Fs. Renger 192-193); № 7 Come In, Shepherd, Ištar's Lover (JAOS 103, 26-27)
  • № 8 She Is Luscious like a Flower of the Field (KAL 3, 75)№ 9 It Is Dumuzi Whom Ištar Keeps Searching (LKA 15); № 10 Let Me Be Sated with Your Charms (MIO 12, 52-53); № 11 My Heart Is Awake Though I am Sleeping (The Moussaieff Love Song); № 12 Celebration Is a Foundation for the City! (Or. 60, 340); № 13 The Beating of Your Heart -- A Pleasant Tune (PRAK 1 B 472); № 14a-f The Kiš Fragments Mentioning Šu-Sîn PRAK 2 C 3, PRAK 2 C 30, PRAK 2 C 41, PRAK 2 C 125, PRAK 2 C 134, PRAK 2 C 135; № 14a = PRAK 2 C 3 (AO 10623); № 14b = PRAK 2 C 30 (AO 10650); № 14c = PRAK 2 C 41 (AO 10661)
  • № 14d = PRAK 2 C 125 (AO 10741)№ 14e = PRAK 2 C 134 (AO 10750); № 14f = PRAK 2 C 135 (AO 10751) ; № 15 The Vigorous Sun Keeps Overcoming Me (YOS 11, 24); № 16 I Will Not Change for You a Word! (ZA 49, 168-169); II. Incipits of Akkadian Love Literature: Catalogues; № 17 Like Pure Oil Your Message Is Sweet (ASJ 10, 18); № 18 Stand in the Light of the Window (CUSAS 10, 12); № 19 My Love Is the Light that Illuminates the Eclipse (KAR 158); III. Manipulative Compositions Concerning Love and Sex: Incantations; № 20 Keep Her Apart! Keep Her Apart! (CUSAS 10, 11)
Control code
ocn968730489
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (293 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783447195690
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvcjqxmk
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)968730489
Label
Akkadian Love Literature of the Third and Second Millennium BCE
Publication
Note
№ 21 I Am Mating You, Oh Nanāya! (KBo 36, 27)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-283) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Table of Contents; Body; Preface; Akkadian Love Literature: An Overview ; 1. The Scope of This Study; 1.1 The Corpus; 2. Thematic and Temporal Classification of the Corpus; 2.1 The Problem of the Love Lyrics; 2.2 Akkadian Love Literature: a Genre?; 2.3 Akkadian Love Literature -- between Official Cult and Private Context; 2.4 Old Babylonian Texts vs. Middle Babylonian/Assyrian Texts; 3. Characterization of the Corpus; 3.1 The Style of Akkadian Love Literature; 3.2 The Human Realm and the Divine Realm; 3.3 Personal Names; 3.4 The Royal Presence
  • 3.5 Gender Relations3.6 Social and Familial Setting; 3.7 Free Love?; 4. Love and Attraction in the Corpus; 4.1 Love in Akkadian Love Literature; 4.2 Physiognomic Signs of Being in Love; 4.3 Lovesickness; 4.4 Lovemaking and Copulating; 4.5 Sexual Climax; 4.6 Direct and Indirect References to Sexual Organs; 4.7 Love, Desire and Anger; 5. Semantic Fields (Other than Love) Typical of the Corpus; 5.1 Flora ; 5.2 Fauna; 5.3 Fabricated Objects; 5.4 Human Body and Body Parts; 6. Key Metaphors and Motifs; 6.1 Sleep, Dreams and Awakening; 6.2 Light and Darkness; 6.3 Birds and the Separated Lovers
  • 6.4 Looking at the Object of Desire: Another Motif of SeparationThe Corpus; I. The Core Group of Akkadian Love Literature: Dialogues, Monologues, Descriptive Compositions; № 1 The Lightning of Lovemaking Passed upon Me (A 7478); № 2 My Mood Plunged into the Infesting Heart (CUSAS 10, 8); № 3 My Fruits Are Unforgettable (CUSAS 10, 9); № 4 I Scorn the Girl Who Does Not Adore Me (CUSAS 10, 10); № 5 May There Be No Hindrance for Them (CUSAS 10, 13); № 6 Where Is My Loved One? (Fs. Renger 192-193); № 7 Come In, Shepherd, Ištar's Lover (JAOS 103, 26-27)
  • № 8 She Is Luscious like a Flower of the Field (KAL 3, 75)№ 9 It Is Dumuzi Whom Ištar Keeps Searching (LKA 15); № 10 Let Me Be Sated with Your Charms (MIO 12, 52-53); № 11 My Heart Is Awake Though I am Sleeping (The Moussaieff Love Song); № 12 Celebration Is a Foundation for the City! (Or. 60, 340); № 13 The Beating of Your Heart -- A Pleasant Tune (PRAK 1 B 472); № 14a-f The Kiš Fragments Mentioning Šu-Sîn PRAK 2 C 3, PRAK 2 C 30, PRAK 2 C 41, PRAK 2 C 125, PRAK 2 C 134, PRAK 2 C 135; № 14a = PRAK 2 C 3 (AO 10623); № 14b = PRAK 2 C 30 (AO 10650); № 14c = PRAK 2 C 41 (AO 10661)
  • № 14d = PRAK 2 C 125 (AO 10741)№ 14e = PRAK 2 C 134 (AO 10750); № 14f = PRAK 2 C 135 (AO 10751) ; № 15 The Vigorous Sun Keeps Overcoming Me (YOS 11, 24); № 16 I Will Not Change for You a Word! (ZA 49, 168-169); II. Incipits of Akkadian Love Literature: Catalogues; № 17 Like Pure Oil Your Message Is Sweet (ASJ 10, 18); № 18 Stand in the Light of the Window (CUSAS 10, 12); № 19 My Love Is the Light that Illuminates the Eclipse (KAR 158); III. Manipulative Compositions Concerning Love and Sex: Incantations; № 20 Keep Her Apart! Keep Her Apart! (CUSAS 10, 11)
Control code
ocn968730489
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (293 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783447195690
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvcjqxmk
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)968730489

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