Visualizing the Provenance of Sumerian Literary Texts

  • Sebastian Borkowski

Abstract

1) Dating
Old Babylonian (ca. 1800–1500 B.C.)


2) Place names
Abu Salabikh, Babylon, Ḫattuša, Isin, Kiš, Lagas, Larsa, Mari, Me-Turan, Nippur, black market, Sippar, Susa, Tutub, Uruk, Ur


3) Text corpora

  • The Decad: a group of ten literary texts presumably taught at the beginning of the advanced phase of the Old Babylonian scribal curriculum.
  • Sumerian disputation literature: a corpus of 24 Sumerian literary texts classified as debate poems, dialogues, edubba’a-texts, and diatribes.


4) Further terms

  • Collective tablet: cuneiform tablet with two or more literary texts; providing evidence for the sequence of these texts in the scribal curriculum.
  • Literary catalogue: cuneiform tablet listing incipits (‚titles’) of Sumerian literary texts; used to reconstruct the Old Babylonian scribal curriculum.
Published
25-05-2018
How to Cite
Borkowski, S. (2018). Visualizing the Provenance of Sumerian Literary Texts. BAF-Online: Proceedings of the Berner Altorientalisches Forum, 2. https://doi.org/10.22012/baf.2017.02
Section
Panel 5: Managing and using data across different fields of study and research