, there are no material remains which can be linked to deportees living in Babylonia in the sixth and fifth centuries bce . 1262 When it comes to written sources, it is evident that a wealth of texts was produced in Babylonia during those two hundred years. Even the tiny portion that has come to us
Persian royalty were administered and their fields were cultivated. Despite the absence of Judeans, the presence of people with non-Akkadian names and the twin town of Hazatu suggest that groups of foreign origin were living in the villages surrounding the crown prince’s estate. 824 Second, there are a
passage). Ere s kigal demands that Nergal be sent back to become her husband or else she will send up the dead to devour the living (for a translation of the passage in question, see A. Kirk Grayson, “Akkadian Myths and Epics” in James B. Pritchard, ed., Ancient Near Eastern Texts Relating to the Old
ballast ( labousa d’herma ) of Zeus, with unlying word she conceived ( geinato ) a blameless child, 582-589 (a4) all-fortunate throughout his long life ( aionos ); whence all the earth cries, ‘This is truly the o V spring of life-producing Zeus.’ For who I wonder put an end to the illnesses of plotting
assumes that “ordinary Romans lived well […] as a result of extensive markets” 24 and this allows him to suggest that the average standard of living in the Roman world was close to that of the 17th century Netherlands. 25 In this sense, Temin—like Josiah Ober who claimed that ancient Greece was
class, could visit Jerusalem and were even allowed to pray at the Muslim holy sites taken by the Franks, 3 but the re-conquest of Jerusalem evoked a deep emotional response and elaborate rites of purification of the Muslim holy sites took place. These rituals were motivated by the desire to purify the
. In this cavalcade of royalty, Baker’s analysis of Babylonian urban life is welcome, a companion piece to Waerzeggers’ reconstruction of the interdependency of the Neo-Babylonian ruling elite.
Counting and reckoning are part of the picture, hence the contributions of John M. Steele on time and
complained about the loneliness and impersonal nature of life in Dubai, Faheem felt that it was better than living in a state of constant fear in Karachi.
The heightened violence between the mqm and the gangs slowly dissipated, and, by 2014, the fear was based mostly on memories rather than on immediate
, each meant in its way to serve as the emplacement of alife. Relatively permanent, all three are also lamentably empty and mute—except insofar as the inscribed tablet always remains open to speak once again if filled by living voices. I say out loud the words he wrote. My voice each time breathes
-66 and 68-71 in his edition, and this numbering will be retained in this article. These documents are valuable in that they can be seen to constitute a mini-archive, documenting a particular small community over a short period of time, and thus provide a valuable snapshot of life in the region during