The Babylonian disputation poems : with editions of the series of the Poplar, Palm and vine, the Series of the spider, and the Story of the poor, forlorn wren

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Full title: The Babylonian disputation poems : with editions of the series of the Poplar, Palm and vine, the Series of the spider, and the Story of the poor, forlorn wren / by Enrique Jimenez, Yale University.
Main author: Jiménez, Enrique, 1985- (Author)
Format: Book           


Summary: In 'The Babylonian Disputation Poems' Enrique Jimenez studies a group of ancient Babylonian poems that feature discussions between animals and trees. Using intertextual parallels and comparison with similar works in other literatures, he espouses a new classification of the Babylonian disputation poems as parodies. After examining neighboring traditions of literary disputation, he argues that the Babylonian poems influenced them, and that some may have been translated from Akkadian to Aramaic, from Aramaic and Syriac to Arabic. 00In addition, 'The Babylonian Disputation Poems' provides editions of several previously unpublished Babylonian disputations, such as 'Palm and Vine' and the 'Series of the Spider'. It also offers the first edition of the latest known Babylonian fable, 'The Story of the Poor', 'Forlorn Wren'.
Language: English
Published: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2017
Classmark: QED892.1 /526603
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Series: Culture and history of the ancient Near East, volume 87
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9789004336254 (hardback : alk. paper)
9004336257 (hardback : alk. paper)
ISSN: 1566-2055 ;