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Sara L. Forsdyke

academic fields, not least of all Classical Studies. There is no need, therefore, to engage in an extended discussion of the theoretical foundations of modern understanding of these subjects. 1 Instead, I offer three key principles that guide modern studies of ethnicity and identity in both modern and

, leads one to won- der why, when the subject of the preceding sentence was a list of the conspirators, the author needed to add an explicit subject to the next sentence. Beckman solves that problem by making the nominative an adjective modifying the subject that is expressed only in the verb (an

Oguz Soysal

sprung up when he lay down to sleep. 4 The longest priest’s statement during an oracular investiga- to be found also in F. P. Daddi, Mestieri (1982) 257-259, 343-367. On the subject of “priesthood among the Hittites” see now J. Klinger, Hethitica 15 (2002) 93-111. 3 KUB 5.9 rev. 40’-41’: A-NA LÚ SANGA l

Ian Moyer

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2006 JANER 6 Also available online – 1 I would like to express my gratitude to Prof. Cristiano Grottanelli, who very generously provided me with materials he collected on the subject of “golden fetters”, and whose discussions of this subject inspired

Boris Maslov

, the current prevalent position, deriving from Malinowskian functionalism, regards myths not as cognitive mechanisms, results of (mytho)poetic activity, or components of a religious system, but as serviceable stories, subject to variation and ideological contestation. Finally, although the emphasis on

Edward Silver

autonomy or the pragmatic exigencies of exile—obscures the way these chapters actively engendered a new way of imagining the self as a docile political subject, a posture that was essential for the emergence of the Hebrew Bible as a cultural artifact. 12 Two factors make a close analysis of Jer 27

Robert Hawley

omission of one or more syntactic components from each seg- ment: in the first poetic segment, the verbal form is probably indefi- nite as to grammatical subject, anticipating the explicit marking in the following segments; the adverbial phrase is gapped in the sec- ond segment; and the direct object of

Hannah Marcuson

very useful for someone desiring an introduction to the subject, with footnotes to direct the more seri- ous student toward further references and illuminate different sides of debated topics. The second is a fair overview of several aspects of Hittite culture, with sections on Governance, Law and

Daniel Schwemer

used for year names, so that by the end of the 3rd mill. even this chronological device was dominated by timeless subjects. He proposes to inter- pret this development as a form of ritualisation where narrations of concrete political actions step by step are replaced by illustra- tions of a timeless

Oğuz Soysal

34, 129. 4 Most recently J. Tischler, in: Die Indogermanistik und ihre Anrainer (2004) 330-331 and G. Beckman, in: A Companion (2005) 350. and rituals, but also by numerous cult terms and expressions whose meanings remain sometimes obscure. One of these is the subject of this study. Despite its rich